Systematics

Neal Evenhuis neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Fri Aug 16 07:57:27 CDT 2002


>Richard Jensen wrote:
>
>Linnaeus used the term "Systematists" in 1737.  I don't know if it
>was used earlier than that.

It actually goes back earlier -- 1700-- by an S. Parker in "Six
Philosophical Essays". See the relevant page on OED online:

http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/00245677

--Neal

>Gurcharan Singh wrote:
>
>>  Dear Colleagues
>  > I would like to know the first author (and the publication) to
>use  the term Systematics in literature.




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