A large statue of Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), the renowned plant explorer and founder of binomial nomenclature, presides over the Heritage garden at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). His ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work.
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