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#WednesdayWisdom, Swedenborg & Linnaeus

Today is the anniversary of Carl Linnaeus’ death, in 1778, the botanist responsible for the scientific naming convention, binomial nomenclature. Linnaeus was Emanuel Swedenborg’s cousin by marriage. “Neither Linnaeus nor Swedenborg sensed any contradiction between their early modern world-view and … Continue reading

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