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Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
Jan. 29, 2016 3:00 pm
In 1944 people started to attribute the phrase 'England and America are two countries divided by a common language.' to George Bernard Shaw (GBS). One problem is they never cited the source and another problem is I've found the earliest source of the phrase on Google, which attributes it to GBS - but its written by someone who I can't identify. It's on page 40 of American Affairs: The Economic...  Read More
Jan. 29, 2016 3:58 am
Oxford University's Oriel College just managed to stave off a campaign to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes. He may have done a lot for scholarship at Oxford with his endowments, but his racist views and atrocious racist activities in South Africa offend many students. You can read the story here . The pulling down of statues is something that we humans tend to do when times change. Around...  Read More
Jan. 28, 2016 5:58 pm
Hillary Clinton really did heroically dodge sniper fire in the line of duty. Or not. Depending upon what planet you are on. Here .  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
Jan. 24, 2016 5:03 am
The British 'establishment' of the BBC was in a 'state of denial' about the serious serial lying and other delinquent activities of celebrities Sir Jimmy Savile (OBE) and Rolf Harris (CBE). The Royal Society continues in a state of denial about the dishonesty of Charles Darwin (FRS) and the true history of the discovery of natural selection. But it is not just those august institutions that...  Read More
Jan. 20, 2016 3:50 am
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Jan. 17, 2016 4:52 am
Why is it that some scientists are cognitively blindsighted by greatly disturbing, yet obvious and significant, facts that are right under their noses? In many case the answer will be because the obvious facts greatly disturb their deeply felt sense of cultural identity - leading them into a 'state of denia l' of those dreadful facts. An excellent website has this to say, and much more...  Read More
Jan. 10, 2016 4:46 am
Postscript: Sunday 10th January 2016 22.30 GMT . A more detailed version of this blog post can be found on The Patrick Matthew Blog , which delves deeper into the John Lindley Wellingtonia Plagiarism Question with more data and detail. Postscript 23rd January 2016 . The Wildlife photographer Peggy Edwards kindly sent an email update from the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh on some the...  Read More
Jan. 9, 2016 5:38 am
Please Note: Theoretically, spellings definitely do vary in the multiverse Best Thinking On Many Worlds Theory  Read More
Jan. 3, 2016 11:55 am
1831 - as I explain in my 2014 book Nullius in Verba - was a time of great social violence and uncertainty. Britain was in the shadow of the French Revolution and feared a similar uprising from the lower classes. Riots were breaking out all over the country. Richard Dawkins's (2010) ludicrous claim that Matthew (1831) should have, in the first half of the 19th-century, trumpeted the...  Read More
Jan. 1, 2016 8:04 am
185 years ago to this day, 1st January 1831, the greatest scientific discovery of all time was published. Blacks of Edinburgh and Longman and Co of London published Patrick Matthew's famous hypothesis of natural selection. The great idea was contained in his remarkable book ' On Naval Timber and Arboriculture .' . It was t he first complete explanation of macroevolution by natural selection....  Read More
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