Chapter Two notes:
- Carl Linnaeus invented a system to classify species into groups.
Taxon(plural, taxa): A group of organisms that a taxonomist judges to be a taxonomic unit, such as
species or order.
Taxonomy: The science of describing, naming, and classifying species of living or fossil organisms.
- Nicholas Steno recognized that triangular rocks known as "tongue stones"
were in fact fossils of teeth from sharks.
- Class - Carl Linnaeus is considered to be the father of modern taxonomy
- Order - Nicholas Steno is the father of geology and stratigraphy ( the study of
layering in rock, as a method of reconstructing the past
- Buffon, argued that life had changed over time; and explained that"internal
- Genus mould" organized particles that made up any individual creature.