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Darwin-L Message Log 3:53 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:53>From chladil@geo.geol.utas.edu.au  Sun Nov 14 23:32:52 1993

From: Mark Chladil <chladil@geo.geol.utas.edu.au>
Subject: Darwin and beetles
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 93 16:36:21 EST

We would like to use a quote often attributed to Darwin that goes like:

What do your studies tell you about the mind of God?
Darwin: That He had an inordinate fondness for beetles.

The trouble is that we need to know
1. What was the quote exactly?
2. Who asked the question?
3. What is the exact citation for this quote?

Please reply to me directly at: mark.chladil@geog.utas.edu.au.
If there is interest I'll post a summary back to the list
Thankyou in advance
Mark Chladil

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