Historical Events that Preceded Darwin

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Historical Events that Preceded Darwin   Aristotle (384-322) Believed species to be fixed and permanent; living things could be  arranged on a scale of complexity Scala naturae (scale of nature). Created a taxonomic  (classification) system based on this ideology.   Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778) Swedish physician and botanist; the "father of modern  taxonomy"; created a taxonomic system based on morphological (form and structure)  comparisons. Developed major taxa consisting of: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family,  genus, and species; created binomial nomenclature and standardized the language of  taxonomy through the use of Latin. Believed in the immutability of species, "God  creates, Linnaeus arranges". Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) French anatomist who developed the science of  paleontology; developed theory of catastrophism a belief that the boundaries between  various fossil assemblages could be explained by catastrophic events occurring in 
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