What Is Man? [Science Tattoo]

By Carl Zimmer | March 6, 2010 10:00 am

Linneaus tattoo600Todd Disotell of New York University writes,

As an evolutionary primatologist, I had a tattoo of Charles Darwin’s first drawing of an evolutionary tree put on my forearm to commemorate his birthday last year.  This year for my birthday, I had Carolus Linnaeus‘ original 1735 definition of the order Primates tattooed onto my other forearm.

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Comments (4)

  1. Robert Plautz

    absolutely awesome

  2. Cool font. What is it?

  3. Limulus

    RE “Carolus Linnaeus‘ original 1735 definition of the order Primates”: via the Wikipedia areticle on Linnaeus, the 1st ed. of Systema Naturae in 1735 used the term “Anthropomorpha” with “Primates” not introduced until the 10th ed. in 1758.

    Very nifty though :)


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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