A Conversation for A Brief Introduction to Insects and Insect Orders
Steve K. Started conversation Jul 26, 2005
As background to this joke, know that there is a simply enormous number of distinct species of beetle: well over 300,000; and you need to know of the famous quip by J.B.S. Haldane. When asked "What has the study of biology taught you about the Creator, Dr. Haldane?", he replied
"I'm not sure, but He seems to be inordinately fond of beetles."
This inspired the following mediation on Adam naming the animals...
God: And here's the next species, one I'm particularly proud of... Adam: Beetle. God: Excellent. Now here's another... Adam: Beetle. God: No, you just named the last one "beetle". This one is quite different -- look at the pattern on the wing cases, and the shape of the antennae... Adam: Beetle. God: Well, OK, though they certainly look different to Me. Now, the next species is -- Adam: Beetle.
-- Excerpt from "The *Real* Reason for the Fall" (credits: Ken Cox)
Laura Posted Jul 30, 2005
After the hours I've spent trying to work out if beetles have an antennal grooming notch I can relate easily to beetles being simply grouped together
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