Stop Making Stupid Lists!
Jan 28, 2008, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hans Bezemer)
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"Having had a scientific education I know something about the
basic problems of classification. You're facing this enormous
variation of a real life population and now you have to recognize
and define properties, devise some way to measure them and then
group them together in a way that not only makes sense, but gives
you some useful insight in the world you're trying to analyse. So
welcome to the wonderful world of taxonomy! Originally the term
taxonomy referred to the classifying of living organisms; however,
the term is now applied in a wider, more general sense and now may
refer to a classification of things, as well as to the principles
underlying such a classification.
"Talking of classifying living organisms, one of the most well
known people in this field is Linnaeus..."