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By A. Legakis

A suite of over eighty five papers awarded on the XVIII foreign Congress of Zoology treating the fashionable trends and traits in constructing of zoology and animal technological know-how ordinarily. one of the authors are numerous admired experts in zoology and ecology, famous to the overseas medical neighborhood. The publication is exclusive in its try to assessment the hot kingdom and the way forward for animal technology, ecology and biodiversity experiences.

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O. Box 92006, Auckland, New Zealand. nz Abstract Aristotle’s “formative world” was dominated by Platonic dogma, in which reality was perceived as an entirely transcendent and immaterial realm of ideal entities. Aristotle’s challenge of this was total and enduring: He replaced Plato’s ideals with concrete reality, empirical veracity and a world of independent substances defined by qualities. A lifelong fascination and wonderment of nature, combined with his “New World view” paradigm, led to Aristotle’s establishment of the foundations of modern zoology.

Sfenthourakis, R. Polymeni & M. ) Aristotle: DescriptorThe Animalium Princeps! New Panorama of Animal Evolution Proc. 18th Int. Congr. Zoology, pp. 19-25, 2003 19 Aristotle: Descriptor Animalium Princeps! J. St. J. S. O. Box 92006, Auckland, New Zealand. nz Abstract Aristotle’s “formative world” was dominated by Platonic dogma, in which reality was perceived as an entirely transcendent and immaterial realm of ideal entities. Aristotle’s challenge of this was total and enduring: He replaced Plato’s ideals with concrete reality, empirical veracity and a world of independent substances defined by qualities.

The importance of the animals as promoters of bacterial decomposition cannot be estimated enough. On the large extents of the oceanic bottoms they facilitated decomposition, by digging after the dead organic mater in the marine sediments and liberating carbon dioxide. In the continental soils animal reworking results also in massive CO2 restitution to the atmosphere. A runaway depletion of carbon in the atmosphere is being probably balanced by harpactic activity. Due to harpactic activity metabolic rates increased in the organisms over time (Maiorana & Van Vallen 1990) and there has been an increase in per capita energy use, a stepwise economic expansion of the multicellular animals (Vermeij 1987).

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