[Taxacom] CANCEL: Re: herptophobic Linne

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Thu Sep 10 21:42:11 CDT 2015

On 9/10/2015 10:13 PM, Fred Schueler wrote:

> “These foul and loathsome animals are abhorrent because of their cold
> body, pale color, cartilaginous skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect,
> calculating eye, offensive voice, squalid habitation, and terrible
> venom; and so their Creator has not exerted his powers to make many of
> them.” - this is widely repeated as by Father Linnaeus in Systema Natura
> - in the online SN I can find there's lots of disparaging things said
> about herps, but not this. Does anyone know the exact edition and
> reference, or can you point me to the original Latin?

* I've been pointed at the Latin of the SN and it says just this - I'd 
been using an old translation which elaborated the passage.

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