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Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
 

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Mar. 23, 2017 5:45 am
Given the recent use of ordinary motor vehicles to multiple-murder 84 citizens in France and others in Germany and, only yesterday, more in England what can we do to deal with this new maniacal menace modus operandi? Surely the inevitable future world of driverless vehicles needs bringing forward in time . Governments of Western industrialised nations need to start pump-priming...  Read More
Mar. 18, 2017 3:50 pm
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Feb. 4, 2017 4:12 am
Real facts newly uncovered with Big Data analysis: Here The Digital Age has not only proliferated the dissemination of bogus news and other falsehoods, used properly it allows anyone to follow the data and find, verify and then reveal truth that has been hidden for centuries. Until respected scientists, other scholars and our most esteemed institutions of science admit the truth and put...  Read More
Dec. 7, 2016 2:05 pm
Public Domain According to a recent news story, the "Extreme Right" (Far Right / alt.Right etc) have been found this year to have gamed Google to get their favourite web sites etc to the top of Google's search engine rankings on searches on innocuous search terms such as "was Hitler bad". As the news story reports the first site listed is a blog site publishing a post claiming Hitler was "a...  Read More
Nov. 24, 2016 11:37 am
During the trial for murder and in the judge's remarks whilst sentencing to life imprisonment Thomas Mair, for killing British Member of Parliament Jo Cox, it was revealed he was a loner who had been consuming far right white supremacist propaganda on the Internet for the past 16 years. Last night, the BBC asked me to explain some general differences between Jihadist sites online and those...  Read More
Nov. 10, 2016 6:00 pm
The Big Data Revolution is going to revolutionise criminology 1, http://tcr.sagepub.com/content/20/1/21.abstract … 2, http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/03/31/bjc.azw031.abstract … 3. http://britsoccrim.org/new/volume14/pbcc_2014_sutton.pdf …  Read More
Nov. 6, 2016 6:43 pm
Anonymous scare the establishment today. In first half of the 19h century one anonymously authored book did the same >> Here. There is an upside and a downside to anonymity On the upside it enables individuals "in the know" to share what they know in the public interest. From the Wikileaks website and T witter account we can lean much that is useful. Consider for example the...  Read More
Nov. 1, 2016 5:04 am
Public Domain POSTSCRIPT 13th Nov 2106: Crime and hacking played a central role in Donald Trump winning the presidential race in the USA this month. Hacked emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign manager's computer were released by Wikileaks ( here ). Others found through hacking were released into the public domain by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who thinks they might effectively...  Read More
Sep. 13, 2016 3:31 am
How long before robots are mugged? The latest drive for a techno-enhanced more cost-efficient future promises that one day soon robots will make home deliveries . But are the manufacturers "thinking crime?" If not who pays the costs of the criminal justice system when superhighway robbery takes on a whole new meaning? The tax payers, of course.Why not levy the manufacturers? .  Read More
May 18, 2016 11:12 am
Back onto the subject of "astroturfing " - which is systematically orchestrated fake grass roots responses to facts, of the kind c urrently being perpetrated by Wikipedia editors - I think I've spotted another example. The new case in question is a website that claims to be offering a free (hacked) copy of my e-book "Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret" I think the gleeful "look...  Read More
May 10, 2016 4:01 am
POSTSCRIPT 2nd December 2016: Two members of the public are at last (currently at least) able to force apparently scholarly-corrupt Darwin-Lobby Agenda Editor "Dave Souza" to stop deleting facts from the historical publication record on the Wikipedia Patrick Matthew page - update HERE Original Blog Post Here on Best Thinking I have blogged several times on how corrupt Wikipedia is...  Read More
May 4, 2016 4:58 pm
I am relieved to learn that my prior observations here on Best Thinking that Wikipedia’s paid personal agenda editors are operating throughout the entire Wikipedia encyclopaedia to subvert the truth and bury annoying and uncomfortable dis-confirming facts for the “majority view” has been firmly confirmed by the research of other academics. Please view Sharyl Attkisson’s “Bombshell” Ted Talk...  Read More
Apr. 13, 2016 1:36 pm
Last September, my friend and co-author of our British Society of Criminology Annual Award winning article >>NetCrime: More change in the organization of thieving , David Mann, was in the Royal Institution on Albemarle Street, London. There he happened to bump into the famous Australian Scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki . Dr Karl, as he is popularly known, was giving a talk on all things...  Read More
Mar. 9, 2016 4:57 am
I wish to share with you, dear reader, my thoughts on a very fair review of my book Nulliuis in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret, byformer Assistant State Attorney, Professor George R Dekle. The link to Professor Dekle's review and my reply is here . My reply On Amazon.com to George R. Dekle (Mar 9, 2016 1:07:24 AM PST) Dr Mike Sutton says: George - I think that's a very fair and honest...  Read More
Feb. 4, 2016 2:30 am
If criminologists want a "Crime Science" - and some do - I would argue that, to be taken seriously, they really need some "natural laws" of their own. Are there any possible contenders? We do not tend to think of thinkers in the social sciences coming up with the equivalent of natural laws such as gravity and thermodynamics. However, I can thinks of at least two that come pretty close - and I...  Read More
Jan. 25, 2016 2:00 pm
In April 2014, Charles F Barnaby wrote a very interesting Article for Best Thinking entitled "Killing by Remote Control" . I left a comment back then - on his article - that it would be only a matter of time before terrorists and other criminals exploited this new technology to kill others. My Comment read: April 2, 2014 at 3:38 am Assassin Drones: The history of hi-tech crime...  Read More
Dec. 23, 2015 4:22 pm
The overall drop in crime has been described as the most important criminological phenomenon of modern times (McKnight, 2015). Street crime has roughly halved in Europe (including the UK), North America, and Australia since the early 1990s (Farrell, 2013). In a previous issue of Education and Health, we put forward the ‘Crime Substitution Hypothesis’ as one possible explanation (or at the very...  Read More
Oct. 2, 2015 6:12 am
Was Voltaire right? Could believing in the absurd Darwinist creation story of Darwin's and Wallace's (1858) dual immaculate conceptions of Matthew's (1831) complex prior published theory of the ' natural process of selection ' and Matthew's unique explanatory examples and the same four words he uniquely used to name it, four-word-shuffled by Darwin in 1859 to ' process of natural selection ',...  Read More
Sep. 24, 2015 2:54 am
Following an original BestThinking blog from five years ago ( Sutton 2010 ), an idea is really catching on at last. Because Zoe McKnight: (2015) writes in Maclean's Magazine of Canada about research I conducted with my colleague and friend Professor Mark Griffiths of Nottingham Trent University in England, into the cause of the "Great Crime Drop" in Western industrialised nations over the...  Read More
Dec. 22, 2014 8:24 am
Small changes in what we think, do and say can have a profound impact on future events. By way of one not so small example, had Hitler not gone down the path of politics following the defeat of Germany in the First World War, or had the blast that took away his testicle at the Battle of the Somme done a little more substantial damage, or the surgeons that saved him not tried so hard, there...  Read More
Feb. 9, 2014 4:11 am
Postscript 29 September 2014. If you found this blog post of interest, then you may wsh to know that details about my book on this topic - which provides a wealth of more detailed information can be found here Blog post begins : In 1831 the Scottish laird, botanist, orchardist, farmer, grain dealer and Chartist, named Patrick Matthew. published his discovery of the ‘natural process of...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2013 3:10 pm
We quickly get used to the way things are and so it is with the internet. The new technology of the Communications Age is as taken for granted today as the horseless carriage and the flying machine. And yet as recently as 18 years ago very few people were using it. The internet has unique qualities making it completely unlike anything before. In particular it is remarkably accessible and easy...  Read More
Mar. 13, 2013 3:06 am
CLICK THE LINKS TO SEE THE BUSTED MYTHS The Spinach Popeye Iron Decimal Place Error Supermyth The Booze Down the Boots Bootlegging Myth The Black Market Myth The Moral Panic Myth Google finds the original Google The Warren Harding Founding Fathers Myth The Zombie Cop Supermyth The Crime Opportunity Myth ...  Read More
Feb. 22, 2013 3:12 am
Research Boots-out The Etymological Bootlegger Origin Myth Without a single reference to support the claim, all of the major dictionaries and etymology textbooks assert confidently that the words bootleg, bootlegging and bootlegger all stem from the past practice of illegal alcohol peddlers concealing their product inside their boots. OK - let's try to picture these mythical bootleggers and...  Read More
Nov. 9, 2012 2:13 am
In my article on hi-tech crime I point out the similarities between the ancient mythologies of fire theft with the realities of copyright theft. In both cases the owner's status and earning capacity is undermined even though no physical object is taken away, diminished or even disturbed. The same problem that would have 'robbed' our imagined prehistoric “keeper of the sacred fire” by making...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2012 6:38 am
The latest news in Britain is that crime continues to fall (by six per cent this year alone). Unsurprisingly, our police forces and their associations and our politicians are quick off the mark to take credit for it - something that they weirdly never do when the crime rate is rising. Overall, crime in the Western industrialized world has been falling for the past 16 years. It seems that ...  Read More
Apr. 11, 2012 5:33 am
A loose collection of empowered small agents working under the identity of 'Anonymous' effectively rendered the UK Government's Home Office website inoperable by a denial of service attack last week. The explanation provided by the perpetrators is that they are members of a 'group' protesting about its government's obsession with mass surveillance of the UK's general population, and also to...  Read More
Aug. 10, 2011 3:20 pm
Three men murdered by a car being driven at them in Birmingham. Nationwide, riots and looting in England for the past 4 days. Five police stations fire bombed in my own city of Nottingham alone over the past two nights. I have never heard of a police station being fire bombed in England before; it's something I associated in the past with Rio, Derry or the movie Assault on Precinct 13 . This is...  Read More
Aug. 9, 2011 6:06 am
Crime the Selfish Meme: Riots Smash Crime as Opportunity Theory. Administrative criminology’s crime as opportunity approach to explaining and tackling crime is that crime takes place when people exploit opportunities. In criminology, opportunities are explained as the conjunction of offenders and targets in a ‘place’ where a law is broken. The law is broken when capable motivated and...  Read More
Dec. 2, 2010 7:14 am
Postscript March 2013 : I have co-written and published an academic paper on the theme of this blog. It's free to read: Click Here Abstract: Since the Routine Activities Theory (RAT) is a theory of how crime shifts and changes in relation to changes in society - and according to Felson and Boba (2010) the key to such...  Read More
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