A Brief History of the Science of Naming Things

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Taxonomy has taken many forms throughout history, at some point unifying to a single system that is constantly reshaped by the needs of those who use it. Even today, those in the field are reconsidering the current system. Reviewing the origins and evolution of taxonomy provides a good overview of the many problems it’s faced (and solved) over time, and where it’s going.


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