Is there any other difference between long term spontaneous generation and spontaneous generation theory apart from the difference that between long term spontaneous generation and spontaneous generation theory, the former probably involves the origination of life from simpler molecules over a long period of time?
Spontaneous generation theory differs from biogenesis, since the first theory is based on the idea that inanimate objects can produce life, while biogenesis theory is based on the idea that living organisms can only be produced by other living organisms.
Although spontaneous theory was often contradicted by researchers, only Pasteur's controlled experiment decided that the spontaneous theory hypothesis is false. Pasteur's experiment proved that bacteria grow only in the uncovered flask, where the boiled broth is contaminated with particles from the air, while the contents of the covered flask does not generate microorganisms.
Biogenesis theory proves, by means of experimental results conducted by Pasteur or Redi, that living cells can only be produced by living environment.