Sweden celebrates Carl Linneaus

by Gene on Jan. 29th, 2007

On Saturday, January 27, Sweden kicked off a year-long celebration to honor the 300th aniversary of the birth of scientist Carl Linneaus. Linneaus is best known for inventing the system of classifying living things into kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species -- an important step toward Darwin's later discovery of evolution. Any time you hear someone refer to Homo sapiens or Tyrannosaurus rex, you've got Carl to thank.

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