Beetles, common people

Posted by R. Berg on December 30, 2004

In Reply to: 'an inordinate fondness for beetles' posted by ESC on December 29, 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.