Zoology Facts

Zoology Facts
Zoology, or the study of animal life, has a history that dates back to ancient times and encompasses the embryology, structure, classification, and evolution of all animals, regardless of whether they are living or extinct.
Interesting Zoology Facts:
The science known as zoology wasn't formulated into one field of science until more modern times, but its various paths date back to Aristotle and his contemporaries.
Muslim scientists like Albertus Magnus contributed greatly to the understanding of zoology during the Middle Ages.
During the Renaissance in Europe, a stronger interest in zoology as a field of study was renewed by the discovery of many new organisms.
Experimentation and observation contributed greatly to scholars' understanding of animal life at that time.
In 1700s and 1800s, zoology became a genuine and important discipline in the sciences, leading to the expeditions of a number of noted zoologists.
For the first time, theories on extinction and man's role in the process were introduced.
Adjacent studies in cell theory coincided with research on zoology, leading to new understandings about life.
In the mid-1800s, Charles Darwin published and became more widely known for his theories on evolution and his concepts of survival of the fittest and natural selection.
Around this time, the germ theory of disease began to gain credibility and spontaneous generation to lose its standing as scientists began to understand single cellular life forms.
Inheritance, specifically as it related to diseases, was still a mystery, but a reinvestigation of Gregor Mendel's earlier work led to new understanding.
Some of the most important achievements in zoology at that time involve the classification of animals, which is contributed to be detailed observation and study of the familial relationships within animal groups.
At the same time, new understandings of evolution, which eventually led to a greater understanding of human evolution, came into practice.
The main system of classification, the Linnaean system, dominated zoological research for many years, but scientists are now proposing that the system is too limited and does not allow room for species that are continuing to be understood.

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