Saturday, February 14, 2009

Master of my domain

King Phillip chases only funny Girl Scouts. That's the mneumonic that I was taught to remember the levels developed by Carl von Linné, in the mid 1700's, for the clasification of living things. Now I find out that Kingdom has been supplanted by Domain as the top tier for taxonomy. Since plants and animals are not the only items that make up "life", I suppose that a new classification had to be made up to accommodate the other things that make up living creatures.

Thus, a person's full taxonomic classification is :
Eukarya Metazoa Chordata Mammalia Primata Hominidae Homo sapiens sapiens.
( Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Sub-species )

It now makes more sense that Dumb King Phillip chases only funny Girl Scouts.

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Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica

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