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Taxonomy, today


A visit to the Museum Ciències Naturals – Blau Museum enforced my interest in taxonomy and made me reflect on the theme.
Although I already knew the evolution of Aristotelian or traditional logic to the dialectical logic, I never had the notion of a new era in taxonomy, through a new classification system.

The current approach to the classification system is a scientific breakthrough and is based on the dialectic logic. This revolution is another example of how the philosophy contributes to new advances in science. To realize with any substrate, the connection between dialectics and their influence on data classification systems, it is necessary to know something of the history of the discipline. But the best evidence I believe is that, now, is common for biologists to develop a classification based on the results of phylogenetic analysis using DNA sequence data. This possibility allows that the classification of living species- has stopped be an unchanging system and is now relativistic and dynamic, since unsuspected relationships are now found between living and extint beings our groups that lead to major revisions in their classification.

Thanks to the dialectical revolution, we now have a way to understand reality as essentially contradictory and constantly changing and this paradigm in the field of taxonomy, it is infinitely fruitful and interesting.

Obviously, besides the undeniable interest this has for the sciences and the study of biodiversity and conservation, also in the field of data architecture, taxonomy is crucial. And understand how criteria for the data processing operations can be established is essential for those who appreciate the efficient use of data. It is undeniable that an efficient data architecture generates better results for a project. It reduces storage and distribution costs, optimizes the use of information and facilitates the management and development of data systems, contributing to the acomplishment of the objectives of a strategic planning.

All this food for thought and further analysis and study, thanks to a visit to a museum, on holiday in Barcelona …


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