CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 483/43
TitlePapers of David Skene: Volume of copy correspondence of David Skene: Copy Letter from David Skene to Carolus Linnaeus
Date16 December 1765
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionCopy letter from David Skene to Carolus Linnaeus in which he challenges Linnaeus' classification of zoophytes as compound animals on his animal kingdom in Systema Naturae (1764). Skene believes that scientists should not plan limits which are beyond nature and describes experiments he recently made on sertularia during which he saw voluntary movement, 16 December 1765.
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