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Unformatted text preview: -They antagonized each other o Buffon felt that Linnaeuss system was ridiculous and that elm trees should not be classified with carrots o Also, the system is often arbitrary o Linnaeuss system endured partly because the binomial system is so convenient and Buffon did not offer an alternative Also, his timing was good; he introduced a way of organizing plants and animals just as many were being discovered-Buffon is credited with four important ideas in the history of science o The understanding of geologic time He undermined the biblical idea that the earth was created just 6000 years ago, instead of billions of years ago o The definition of species on biological terms o The role of habitat in shaping species o The conviction that species can change over time...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2009 for the course ANTH 200Lg taught by Professor Yamashita during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07