Meaning scala naturae
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A Latin term, translated as the "ladder of nature." An obsolete concept that life was organized in a linear hierarchy, with organisms increasing in perfection from lower forms to higher forms. © 2014 Nature Education
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scala naturae


The ladder of nature
Source: latin-dictionary.org

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a Latin expression meaning "natural ladder", is a sort of proto-taxonomy first developed by Aristotle, according to which the natural world can be arranged in a single linear series from inanimate matter through plants, invertebrates, higher vertebrates, and finally man. Along with Plato's Principle of Plenitude it led to the idea of [..]
Source: palaeos.com

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The “scale of nature,” or Great Chain of Being: the pre-evolutionary concept that all living things were created in an orderly series of forms, from lower to higher.
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A metaphor used to describe the social hirarchy was beleived to be created by God
anonymous - 29 September 2019


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