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The Tree of Life Is Messed Up

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The Tree of Life Is Messed Up

Taxonomy is a powerful tool, and one that modern biology wouldn’t be able to function without. But trying to shoehorn the messy, complicated web of interrelationships that is biology into neat boxes has resulted in a pretty messy tree of life.

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Images:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linnaeus_-_Regnum_Animale_(1735).png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lamarck_1815_diagram_of_animal_evolution.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spindle_diagram.jpg
https://nautiluslive.org/video/2019/09/04/translucent-deepstaria-jelly-whorls-resident-isopod


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Linn%C3%A9-Praeludia_Sponsaliorum_Plantarum.jpg

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