Beetles, common people

Posted by David FG on December 30, 2004

In Reply to: Beetles, common people posted by ESC 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.

This is slightly spooky: I alluded to the Haldane quotation only this morning - the problem was that I couldn't remember who the author was.

Have we entered the twilight zone?