Usually it's Latin
The only scientific consensus on "the origin of life" is that it arose of organic molecules. Charles Darwin is often cited for this theory but his theory of evolution only dealt with the changes within existing organisms. There isn't really a single scientist one can name and give credit to for abiogenesis.
chemoautotrophs-those organisms that make their own food by chemical means, ie. without light. literally chemical-self-nutrition photoautotrophs-those organisms that use light to produce food to feed themselves, ie. photosynthetic organisms. literally light-self-nutrition
Organisms are classified to determine their ancestry, evolutionary process, relation to other species, and genetic information. This is very important information that is needed to better understand how life forms were created and to help scientific research maintain accurate studies.
Because of the great diversity of organisms, there is really a need for naming them scientifically. Scientific names give a distinct identity to organisms and help avoid confusion with misleading common names.
Organisms are given a scientific name to distinguish them from other animals of similar species.
because they are special
because they are special
The current system will classify organisms by Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. Scientific names include the genus and species of the organism (like homo sapien for humans).
they make it up :)
scientific names often come from Latin words, each part having a meaning. For example the scientific name for dog is Canis lupus familiaris meaning dog friendly wolf, describing what it is.
corpuscles and ... red cells
Animals do not name themselves, people do that..
Organism naming and classification has been one of the important scientific practices since the ancient times. While setting up an order for classification, in those times too, there was a certain methodology followed in naming the organism classes. For example, there was a certain name give to the class of organisms which have a spine - vertebrates etc. Organisms were classified in the basis of their physical and behavioral characteristics that they displayed. They were assigned names on the basis of that. There was a 'nomenclature dictionary' that was created to name new species. It was well documented over years, and followed. In the modern time, though English gained popularity over these two ancient languages, the structure and heirarchy of describing an newly discovered organism that was defined in the ancient times are still valid and well set. World over this scientific way of naming has been accepted as a standard. Hence instead of creating a whole new list of mapping the names in a 'current' language with the names in the 'ancient' languages, scientists decided to stick to the older languages, to avoid confusion and chaos.