The yearly top 10 new species announcement commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Carolus Linnaeus
, who initiated the modern system of plant and animal names and classifications.
A strong impetus for these scientist-explorers was the work of Carolus Linnaeus
(1707-78), the Swedish botanist and physician who devised a system for scientifically classifying (genus, species, etc.
Jews didn't fare well in 1735, when Carolus Linnaeus
, the Swede whose botanical taxonomy built the modern biological classification system, began sorting humans along racial lines, kicking off a long, pernicious tradition of "scientific" racism.
Many of today's newly created hybrid creatures would confuse 18th-century Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus
, who developed the Linnaean taxonomic, or classification, system for the natural world.
In Naming Nature, science writer Carol Kaesuk Yoon describes the long battle to wrest truth from perception in our attempts to categorize life, from Carolus Linnaeus
(1707-78), the forefather of modern taxonomy, to the present day.
And Carolus Linnaeus
never mentioned me, let alone referred to me as "the greatest natural botanist in the world.
One could also list Bible-believing scientists Johann Kepler (astronomer), Francis Bacon, Carolus Linnaeus
(taxonomy system we use today), Michael Faraday (likely history's greatest physicist), Georges Cuvier (paleontology), Samuel Morse (Morse code), Charles Babbage (first computers) and Gregor Mendel (father of genetics and rejector of Darwinism).
, the Swedish botanist who classified plants into binomial scientific names considered the tall bearded iris to have originated from Germany.
Humanity's attempts to agree on the naming of plants (and thus begin to impose order upon the unruly natural world), let alone on their grouping into categories, were only rationalised during the 18th century by the great Swedish taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus
It fell to Carolus Linnaeus
, over two centuries later, to sort plants and animals into manageable classifications and assign them scientific names in Latin.
By the 17th century, when chocolate was introduced to London, the wealthy were prepared to pay the staggering equivalent of pounds 500 for a pound, and when Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus
classified the cocoa bush, he christened it Theobroma cacao - meaning ``food of the gods''.
Since the current hierarchical, binomial classification was introduced by Carolus Linnaeus
250 years ago, 10 percent, at a guess, of the species of organisms have been described.