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In the early 18th century bluebells were bluebells it didnt matter where they came from when they bloomed or what their leaves looked like -- if the flowers were blue that was pretty much good enough By the same token mushrooms were mushrooms some were palatable some were offensive and some would induce death but they were all mushrooms Swedish botanist Carl von Linn better known as Linnaeus recognized how the casual terminology of his time couldnt accurately name the species of Europe much less the discoveries in the New World As a result of his sincere love for plants he developed the system of classifying organisms by kingdom phylum class order family genus and species The genus and species name for any particular organism became its scientific name in this new framework of binomial nomenclature Nature doesnt always obligingly organize itself into this classification system and the textbook kingdoms at the top have recently been reworked but this naming system has persisted largely intact to the present day Though Linnaeus classification tactics formed the building block for modern biology many aspects of his research posed ethical problems in a twenty-first century society especially in the delicate web that is the eco system The eco system is a system involving interacting populations of species within a particular environment An ecosystem is composed of both biotic and abiotic components these components have many obvious connections to one another and other connections that are not readily obvious Tampering with this fragile priceless correlation could endanger the natural existence and balance of the systemDuring Linnaeus era colonization of the New World was a lucrative prospect for the Europeans specimens of flora and fauna were brought form all corners of the globe and the ethics and morality of interference in this harmonious balance did not apply The ambition of discovery fueled these immoral operations of raping the world of its natural riches without second thought of the ethical
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