09 AUG 2014 by ideonexus

 Plants as Modified by Man

Ever since science overthrew the idea of spontaneous generation and established beyond doubt that no organism could have existence without a parent cell, the scientific world received a thunderbolt which was to be means of its' first great awakening. And as the message was heralded from one to another it arroused more careful investigation, stimulated advanced thought and opened up a new line of possibilities respecting the whole plant kingdom. Man did not grope as hitherto in the dark trust...
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16 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 "Natural" Classification of Species as Evidence for Evolu...

Actually, the nested arrangement of life was recognized long before Darwin. Starting with the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in , biologists began classifying animals and plants, discovering that they consistently fell into what was called a “natural” classification. Strikingly, different biologists came up with nearly identical groupings. This means that these groupings are not subjective artifacts of a human need to classify, but that they tell us something real and fundamen...
Folksonomies: evolution species taxonomy
Folksonomies: evolution species taxonomy
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Taxonomists working independently naturally "nest" species in the same groups.

18 APR 2011 by ideonexus

 Primitive Women were Scientists

rhe systematic development of knowledge and technology that we all 'science' originated in the millennia of prehistory, and early vomen were among these first 'scientists'. They invented tools, accumulated knowledge about edible and medicinal plants, and 3robably discovered 'the chemistry of pot-making, the physics of spinning, the mechanics of the loom, and the botany of flax anc ;otton'.i These developments occurred over long periods of time arising independently in different parts of the w...
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With gathering being our primary mode of operation in primitive society, the responsibility fell on women to do the scientific research.