January 19, 2012 11:57 AM Subscribe
Where can I find taxonomies of the everything?
posted by simpleton to science & nature (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
When I was young, an encyclopedia had a taxonomy of essentially everything in a hierarchical form and discussed how inherently difficult it was to create it to organize the encyclopedia.
Instead of a tree, it might actually be a graph (for those familiar with the concept in computer science).
A taxonomy of known species is reasonably well documented but I'm wondering where I can find taxonomies of simply everything including species. The social world, health/medicine, etc, all the categories in the MeFi 'categories' and beyond.
Essentially one big hierarchical tree (or graph).
Why? Oh, just for fun.