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The study of life and the processes thereof. Some general principles as to how living things work are studied in [[Biochemistry]] and [[Genetics]]. To find out more about specific organisms we investigate their [[Anatomy]], [[Physiology]], and [[Ontogeny]]. To find out about how organisms relate we investigate their [[Ecology]]. One of the central concepts in biology is the principle of [[Theory of Evolution|Evolution]]. The descent of an organism is called its [[Phylogeny]]; these are studied using all sorts of evidence, including of course the study of ancient life, [[Palaeontology]]. The classification of living things is called [[taxonomy]], and ideally should reflect the evolutionary trees of the different creatures. One of the oldest is [[Linnaen taxonomy]]. Others include [[phenetics]], [[cladistics]], or [[evolutionary taxonomy]].