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Darwin-L Message Log 3:55 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<3:55>From WENKE@MAX.U.WASHINGTON.EDU  Mon Nov 15 05:22:14 1993

Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1993 03:25:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: WENKE@U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Darwin and beetles
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

It wasn't Darwin:  J. B. S. Haldane said it. See American Naturalist
Vol. 95 (1959), pp. 145-59.
  Gould (In An Urchin In the Storm, p. 180) uses the phrase
"is said to have answered" this question from a group of
theologians, so it might not be traceable to an exact time or
questioner.
Rob Wenke
Anthropology
U. of Washington

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