Aristotle is known as the “Father of Biology” because he extensively studied the natural world and contemplated its origins using scientific insights and systematic observations rather than attributing it to divine intervention. He was also the first to uncover the relationship between animals and establish a system of classification.
During his time, Aristotle made many observations about the local flora and fauna, for instance, he was the first to document that an octopus can change its colour when disturbed. He also named close to 500 species of animals, identifying their characteristic features and documenting them.
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