The Pros And Cons Of Classifications In Biology

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Classification is a matter of categorizing various living-things into different groups and therefore we can distinguish diverse species. It is absolutely crucial and takes a huge role in our lives of human-beings, who are the most developed and intellectual animals on the planet earth. Classification gradually led to a massive development of Science, especially Biology and eventually resulted in the creation of new classification systems which we are pretty much aware of in the 21st century. If there were no classifications towards the uncountable living things, the entire world would be in a definite chaos because of approximately about 8.7 million different species (Richard Black, BBC) getting categorized together as ‘living-things’. The…show more content…
First system will be the Linnaean classification system. Linnaean classification system is one of the most widely used and standardized taxonomy worldwide. Linnaean classification system, also called as Linnaean taxonomy, was created by Carl Linnaeus who was a Swedish botanist, biologist, and zoologist. (enchantedlearning) He laid the foundation for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature and he is very well known as a father of modern taxonomy and ecology as well. He officially published a system for classifying living things and a hierarchical naming structure that gave the accurate data about the species and its close relative animals or plants. (ucmp.berkeley) This system reflects on Linnaeus’s scientific thoughts towards grouping organisms in more specific ways. This system consists of classifying organisms into Kingdoms, Phylum, Classes, Orders, Families, Genus and finally into species. This nomenclature also provides names to the organisms based on their genes and species. For example, we can look at human beings. (Encyclopedia Britannica) Homo Sapiens who are the humans evolved from the Homo Erectus and it has a meaning of ‘the upright man’. (Animal Diversity…show more content…
This system provides information with proven accuracy and this approach supports the current advances in the DNA testing of modern scientific department. (New World Encyclopedia) Cons of using this system are that it does not account for interbreeding of species. It also assumes that organisms are derived from the reproduction of existing organisms which means it does not account for the mutations or abnormalities cases which might happen sometimes. (NCBI
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