When thinking about organizing, you likely don't consider it to be world changing or revolutionary. However, the history books would suggest differently. For example, there are two scientists who reorganized information and created organizational systems that allowed humans to make significant advancements in the fields of science and technology. Biology Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778) was not the first scientist to recognize that different species could be grouped together based on some ...
Linnaeus’ Floral clock ~ Linnaeus observed over a number of years that certain plants constantly opened and closed their flowers at particular times of the day, these times varying from species to species. Hence one could deduce the approximate time of day according to which species had opened or closed their flowers. Arranged in sequence of flowering over the day they constituted a kind of floral clock or horologium florae, as Linnaeus called it in his Philosophia Botanica, 1751.
WK 2 - Carl Linnaeus:Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime. Linnaeus loved nature deeply, and always retained a sense of wonder at the world of living things.
Born in 1707, Carl Linnaeus would rise to such a level of greatness that the philosopher Jean-Jaques Rousseau once said “Tell him I know no greater man on earth,” and was heralded by many of his contemporaries and apostles as Princeps botanicorum - the Prince of Botany. […] Image from Haeckel’s Tree of Life in the public domain.