‘Linnaeus more influential than Jesus or Hitler’

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This video about biology is called Carolus Linnaeus and Modern Taxonomy.

From New Scientist:

Jesus and Hitler beaten in Wikipedia influence list

18:00 10 June 2014 by Jacob Aron

Move over, Jesus. Step aside, Hitler. Neither of you has got anything on Carl Linnaeus, inventor of the scientific naming scheme for plants and animals, who has been crowned the most influential person in history. An analysis of links within Wikipedia articles by Young-Ho Eom of the University of Toulouse, France, and colleagues gave Linnaeus the title after they used the Google PageRank algorithm to come up with their list.

Google uses this algorithm to count the number of incoming links to a webpage, because pages that are linked to by a lot of other sites are likely to be important. Eom applied the algorithm to 24 separate language editions of Wikipedia to see if different cultures…

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