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Re: Beetles, common people

Posted by ESC on December 30, 2004

In Reply to: Beetles, common people posted by R. Berg on December 30, 2004

: : : The naturalist, J. B. S. Haldane, was asked by a cleric about what he might infer about the Creator, based on his wide ranging study of life.
: : : Haldane supposedly replied the the creator had "an inordinate fondness for beetles" based on the then current count of beetle species at around 400,000.

: : Good quote. And what was the one about God must love ugly people because he made so many of them. Abraham Lincoln?

: Lincoln is credited with saying that about common people.

Oh. "Ugly people" is funnier.