Some people learn better when they are hands-on with a project. If that is the case for you, then this interesting and humorous exercise from The Biology Corner just might interest you. Projected into year 2525, it takes you through the projected and hypothetical plants and organisms that could exist after 500 years of evolution. The Taxonomy Project asks you to classify these organisms. This just might be an attempt to teach the principles of biological taxonomy from a different perspective. Or it might just be a diversion exercise. Either way, it is interesting.

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