"Some assumptions are so deeply ingrained that it's difficult to imagine the world from another perspective. Take taxonomy: We're raised to see nature through an essentially 18th century system of classification, one rooted in the urge to impose order on a vibrant, messy world. Not that there's anything wrong with order, of course, and taxonomies are quite useful. But sometimes, says artist James Prosek, they get in the way. We perceive names instead of beings, representative types instead of individual animals pulsing with life."
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