2.2 Darwin, Linnaeus and Simpson
In the first clip, Dr. Colin Patterson introduces and explains Darwin’s ‘tree of life’, image, shown below (Figure 3). This was the only image included in his book, Origin of Species.
Transcript: Audio clip 1
The second clip begins with some background into the system of hierarchy formalised by Linnaeus in the eigthteenth century. Dr. Patterson then asks the question ‘what does “relationship” mean in systematics?’ He looks for answers in the works of three eminent systematists, beginning here with George Gaylord Simpson.