Monday, November 12, 2007
Gods & Animals
How is classifying and cataloguing like writing poetry? Writing is a way for me to find order in chaos. Cataloguing visuals, things, ideas, thoughts, memories into boxes or rooms and the poems are of course the rooms. But how to "freeze" the ideas, memories? Taxidermy them.
Linnaeus named and classified animals and plants as a means of organizing the things of the world with the ultimate goal to study all of God's creations. He believed by studying God's creations, he could gain a better understanding of God.