Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) was a Swedish scientist who invented the modern system of scientific names


Why do biologists classify organisms, and how do they do it?

  1. Life is classified according to similarities in characteristics
  2. Binomial Nomenclature provides each species with a unique name
  3. Classification systems become progressively more inclusive
  4. The atmosphere of early earth was made up of water, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide
  5. The first life arose from simple chemicals

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