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GLOSSARY
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Taxonomy

The theory and practice of filling in a hierarchical classification of organisms in evolution and at present which reflects their totality of similarities and differences.

Teleology

A philosophical term for an evolution which is oriented and proceeds toward a future state.

Thermodynamics

The science of explaining and quantifying the flow, usage, conservation and expenditure of energy. Generally applies to closed systems that tend to thermal equilibrium.