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  • Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science | Carol Kaesuk Yoon

    Naming Nature: The Clash Between Instinct and Science

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Carol Kaesuk Yoon
    • Narrated By Dina Pearlman
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    Today, taxonomy is viewed by many as an outdated field, one nearly irrelevant to the rest of science and of even less interest to the rest of the world. Now, as Carol Kaesuk Yoon reminds us in Naming Nature, taxonomy is critically important, because it turns out to be much more than mere science. It is also the latest incarnation of a long-unrecognized human practice that has gone on across the globe, in every culture, in every language since before time: the deeply human act of ordering and naming the living world.

    Harold D. Doublename says: "Enough with the fish already!"
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