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Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Find out who inspired Linnaeus to learn about the natural world and how he changed the way we see it.
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As a young man he was a creationist, but he later developed an evolutionary theory of his own. In 1734 he mounted a similar survey expedition, but this time to central Sweden.
The journeys Linnaeus made to provinces of Sweden were also prompted by a wish to study natural resources in order to exploit and develop them better. Thereafter Linnaeus moved to the continent. This work is the beginning of all formal botanical taxonomy.
Linnaeus named taxa in ways that personally struck him as common-sensical; for example, human beings are Homo sapiens "wise man", but he also described a second human species, Homo troglodytes or Homo nocturnus - "cave-dwelling man" or "nocturnal man" , by which he seems to have meant the only-recently described chimpanzee.
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. For better or worse, Linnaeus dominated eighteenth-century biology.
Thus, he was able to marry Sara Lisa in 1739 and to continue with his great inventory of life. These were all assigned a place in what was to become known as the Linnaean taxonomy , the first version of the system of scientific classification employed by biologists today.
Linnaeus built his further career upon the foundations he had laid in the Netherlands. For example, Daniel Solander sailed with Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world and became the first university-trained scientist to set foot on the Australian continent, as well as the first Swede to circle the globe. After reading essays on sexual reproduction in plants by Vaillant and by German botanist Rudolph Jacob Camerarius , Linnaeus had become convinced of the idea that all organisms reproduce sexually.