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The study of the diversity of life, and how it is classified, makes much more intuitive sense here, as the study of evolution helps students understand how the variety of life forms arise. Because at this point students have learned about common life processes, mutations, and how evolution and environmental pressures cause changes in plants and animals, the diversity of life-forms can be seen as a whole,originating from a common origin, rather than as a set of arbitrary divisions.

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Carl Linnaeus(UCMP Berkeley)

imageDarwin's Tree of Life2
 
Revised May 2008 by Jonathan Dietz, dietzj@mail.weston.org