We show on the following page a pedigree of the royal and illustrious houses that traced their descent from John of Gaunt.
The pedigree and early exploits of Prometheus are given by Hesiod (Theog.
MOLLUSCA, one of the great " phyla," or sub-kingdoms, of the animal pedigree or kingdom.
We should be able to construct the pedigree of every group, in other words, the gigantic natural system, but there would be no classification.
Thus not only did Darwin's theory give a new basis to the study of organic 'structure, but, whilst rendering the general theory of organic evolution equally acceptable and Effects of necessary, it explained the existence of low and simple forms of life as survivals of the earliest ancestry of theory more highly complex forms, and revealed the classifications of the systematist as unconscious attempts to construct the genealogical tree or pedigree of plants and animals.