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Science  06 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5587, pp. 1650-1651
DOI: 10.1126/science.1074371

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The Poverty of the Linnaean Hierarchy A Philosophical Study of Biological Taxonomy. Marc Ereshefsky. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. 326 pp. $65, £40. ISBN 0-521-78170-1.

Ereshefsky argues that the Linnaean system hampers our ability to classify the organic world and should be replaced by one more in line with evolutionary theory.