ANTH100 Lecture Notes - Carl Linnaeus, James Ussher, Canidae

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Archetypes; lack of recognition of variants; a fixed type of species. Scala naturae: the great chain of being. Fixity of species: every species was created in the past exactly as it appears toda, no new species can ever be created, no species have become extinct. Calculated the age of the earth through the passages of the bible (literally counted the generations) and came up with approximately 6000 years old. To this day, we still use his system of classification. Believed in a young earth; species fixed and not changing. Came up with the hierarchal structure; binomial nomenchlature; kingdom (animalia), Phylum (chordata), subphylum (yertebrata), class (mammalia), order (camivora), Humans belong to the class of primata. Originally we were grouped away from all of the great apes. The change of gene frequencies from generation to generation. The era in which evolutionary ideas were taking hold:

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