However, the taxanomic pattern that made sense to him was a nested hierarchy and it is one that is extremely close to the evolutionary tree later discovered and the genomic tress discovered after that.Linnaeus was a biblical creationist and developed our current method of taxonomy. This is used to classify what is observed. Created kinds is what was created as described in Genesis. So the challenge is to link the two together.
Linnaeus is testament to the fact that even WITHOUT a pre-existing "evolutionary bias", living species naturally fall into patterns consistent with evolution!