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- Yes, that's a fair argument. However, that far back, the terms aren't all that meaningful in some cases. Was Euclid a computer scientist? --Robert Merkel
- I would argue for including Aristotle here, because his thoughts on living things (even if mostly wrong) were quite influential for many centuries. If you read one of the excellent books by Ernst Mayr about evolutionary theory, you will often see him go back all the way to Aristotle to explain a concept.
- Arguably, somebody who "investigates plants and animals" is a biologist, even before the term existed. That doesn't mean that he is only a biologist, of course. Aristotle's philosophy was much more infuential. AxelBoldt
Obviously, I need to do a bit more reseach on this to see what Aristotle wrote on the subject. --maveric149