Homework #2 - ch 3 - HON 315/316 Dr Frisbie Homework#2...

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HON 315/316 Dr. Frisbie January 25, 2008 Homework #2: Place & Time In my opinion, the ideas of George Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon contributed the most to laying the ground work for evolutionary theory. His theories about the migration and origin of species were just as important, if not more important than Linnaeus’ classification of species. The significance of both Buffon and Linnaeus’ discoveries was the diversity of species. Buffon took Linnaeus’ research a step further in trying to find a reason behind the diversity, not just a name for each species. Buffon tried to solve new puzzles about how similarities can exist between very similar species in very distant locations. Buffon’s research extended beyond that of other scientists. He not only dealt with migration and
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