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(Some Guy)   "Extinct" Mediterranean Oil Beetle last seen in 1904 rediscovered on England's south coast, leading British scientists to ask once again, "why did God make so many species of beetles?"   (buglife.org.uk) divider line 26
    More: Interesting, South Coast AVA, Mediterranean oil beetle, beetles, god, National Trust, wildflowers, Mediterranean, land trust  
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2012-12-17 12:11:38 PM  
"If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles."
― J.B.S. Haldane

Jerry Seinfeld: What's the DEAL with beetles? Why did God make so many different kinds? Hey, I like beetles as much as the next guy but do we really need so many different kinds? And nobody can tell them apart. They're just BUGS. Do they each have a purpose? If we got rid of 500,000 species would anybody notice? Why did God make so many beetles?

(Heavens open and a bright, slightly greenish light shines down into the theatre)
GOD: THIS IS GOD SPEAKING. IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION, I DID IT BECAUSE BEETLES ARE COOL. AND TO TELL THE TRUTH, BECAUSE I CAN.

Jerry: Wow! Hey people, it's God, give Him a really big round of applause.

(applause, applause, applause)

Jerry: Say God, since we have you on the line so to speak, can we ask you some more questions?

GOD: NO, I'M VERY BUSY. I'M WAY BEHIND ON MY STAR CREATION SCHEDULE. ONLY ONE QUESTION PER CUSTOMER. SORRY. I PICKED J.B.S. HALDANE'S QUESTION BECAUSE I REALLY AM INORDINATELY FOND OF BEETLES. THEY'RE THE MOST FLEXIBLE AND PRACTICAL DESIGN EVER, EXCEPT FOR THE VOLKSWAGON, OF COURSE. THE VW BEETLE IS A CRAP BOX EVEN WITHOUT HITLER'S BACKING. GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!

Dr. Nick: Good night, God! Sorry I'm such a bad doctor!

GOD: DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT. EVERYBODY HAS TO GO WHEN THEY HAVE TO GO.
 
2012-12-17 12:12:33 PM  
Do you have a favourite J.B.S. Haldane quotation?

If not, pick one from this list:

http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/63158.J_B_S_Haldane
 
2012-12-17 12:20:03 PM  
He loves them

/yeah, yeah, yeah
 
2012-12-17 01:05:46 PM  
He's like VW and got it right the first time, then kept trying in vain to make a new one?
 
2012-12-17 01:41:40 PM  
They knew it was a Mediterranean beetle because of the little Speedo.
 
2012-12-17 01:46:07 PM  

Sybarite: They knew it was a Mediterranean beetle because of the little Speedo.


Heh... I thought it was the oil
 
2012-12-17 02:03:27 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

it's a good question.
 
2012-12-17 02:18:49 PM  
Because the Engineers demanded it.
 
2012-12-17 02:21:42 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He loves them

/yeah, yeah, yeah


Damn you! I came to make that joke.
 
2012-12-17 02:22:39 PM  

brantgoose: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/63158.J_B_S_Haldane


Good link. My personal fave: "There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god." ― J.B.S. Haldane, Daedalus
 
2012-12-17 02:23:28 PM  
And couldn't he have rested on that day too?
 
2012-12-17 02:24:22 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Still waiting by the phone.
 
2012-12-17 02:30:29 PM  
what is a volkswagon? next you are going to tell me there are beatles.
 
2012-12-17 02:38:42 PM  
Did they name it "Stu Sutcliffe"?
 
2012-12-17 02:40:06 PM  
Maybe they cure cancer.
 
2012-12-17 02:53:24 PM  
FTA: Buglife is working to better understand the needs of oil beetles and how best to conserve them"

Ask the Tin Man, he knows what the beetles need.
 
2012-12-17 03:07:05 PM  
Maybe it's not that delicious after all.
 
2012-12-17 03:11:59 PM  
Because he didn't really believe in himself.
 
2012-12-17 04:20:40 PM  
What's wrong with beetles subby?
 
2012-12-17 04:25:23 PM  
If every third animal in the world is a beetle,
Maybe every fourth person is a DUMB F**K!

~ NoMeansNo
 
2012-12-17 05:07:56 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: If every third animal in the world is a beetle,
Maybe every fourth person is a DUMB F**K!

~ NoMeansNo


you bastard!
i was going to post that...

scientists don't usually refer to Santa God when talking about evolution subby...

you fail
 
2012-12-17 06:22:09 PM  

UnderwaterAlly: Maybe they cure cancer.


Nope, erectile dysfunction. Good news though. It's a suppository.
 
2012-12-17 08:16:38 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: UnderwaterAlly: Maybe they cure cancer.

Nope, erectile dysfunction. Good news though. It's a suppository.


"My, you're frisky tonight. You have a bug up your ass?"
 
2012-12-17 08:30:04 PM  

Mentalpatient87: StoPPeRmobile: UnderwaterAlly: Maybe they cure cancer.

Nope, erectile dysfunction. Good news though. It's a suppository.

"My, you're frisky tonight. You have a bug up your ass?"


Yeah, that's the slogan.
 
2012-12-17 10:02:30 PM  

FlashHarry: [www.wearysloth.com image 320x240]

it's a good question.


At least it wasn't about slugs..


/great movie..
 
2012-12-18 11:57:53 AM  
As much as I would never like to come across one of those, that's pretty freaking cool.

Yay beetle!
 
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