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

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Apr. 26, 2015 11:32 am
Charles Lyell was Charles Darwin's great friend and geological mentor. It was Lyell who bought Darwin news of Alfred Wallace's 1855 work on natural selection. It was he who played a pivotal role in 1858 in having Wallace's and Darwin's papers read before the Linnean Society, without Wallace's prior consent. And it was he who pulled the strings so that Darwin's Origin of Species would be published...  Read More
Apr. 26, 2015 6:19 am
The telling truth on the Patrick Matthew Project In light of the “ New Data ”, I discovered, anyone claiming that the evidence that Matthew influenced Darwin and Wallace is weak should now go and read W. J. Dempster’s (1996) “Evolutionary Concepts in the Nineteenth Century”. Because on pages 114 and 115 Dempster presents all the text that Matthew, Blyth and Darwin wrote on Matthew’s unique...  Read More
Apr. 24, 2015 7:00 am
When Patrick Matthew was a boy, the Matthew family lived on a farm called Rome in the grounds of the ancient and famous Scone Palace , which once held the famous " Stone of Destiny " in the nearby "Hole of Scone". Matthew was born three years before the death of William Murray (Lord Mansfield), the 1st Earl of Mansfield (2 March 1705 – 20 March 1793), who was educated at Perth Grammar School...  Read More
Apr. 22, 2015 3:33 am
Kindle Notes from Nullius (1) Loren Eiseley (1979) was quite reasonably convinced that Charles Darwin had plagiarized Patrick Matthew's (1831) discovery that artificial selection is the key to understanding natural selection, which I have named " The Artificial versus Natural Selection Explanatory Analogy of Differences" . (First recognised as an analogy by W. J. Dempster 1996, p. 85). ...  Read More
Apr. 20, 2015 10:22 am
Dr Mike Weale, statistical geneticist and senior academic (Reader) at Kings College London, talks to the BBC about his new paper, published in the Linnean Journal today ( Weale 2015 ), which is about the importance of Patrick Matthew (20th April 2015) {here} The full radio interview available on your PC by (1) clicking the play button on the i-player link (here ) and then (2) moving the...  Read More
Apr. 18, 2015 1:37 pm
The Google Monster My original work in discovering the links between David Low and Robert Mudie to Patrick Matthew's (1831) Original prior-published discovery of the 'natural process of selection' and Darwin's replication of it would not have been possible without Google Chrome and the ID research method, which enabled me to search through over 30 million books and journals. So effective is...  Read More
Apr. 17, 2015 2:54 am
Building a little upon the extensive work of Jim Dempster , I summarized in my book “Nullius ” what Patrick Matthew originally contributed to knowledge in 1831. I wrote: ‘Matthew originated the concept of Natural Selection in 1831 to explain the emergence and extinction of species between and after geological catastrophic events. He uniquely named it “the natural process of selection”, which...  Read More
Apr. 13, 2015 6:19 am
Erasmus Darwin lived in Derby, the nearest city to my own domicile of Nottingham in England. He once stood on a box in Nottingham's market square to be better heard as he encouraged the people to let fresh air into their homes - for better health. In Derbyshire, down a Blue John mine, Erasmus Darwin found fossilized fishes and that is said to have inspired his poetical writing on evolution...  Read More
Apr. 12, 2015 7:02 pm
“When favourite speculations have been long indulged, and much pains have been bestowed on them, they are viewed with that parental partiality, which cannot bear to hear of faults in the object of its attachment. The mere doubt of an impartial observer is offensive ; and the discovery of anything like a blemish in the darling, is not only ascribed to an entire want of discrimination and judgment,...  Read More
Apr. 10, 2015 5:52 am
In 1819 William Lawrence published his lecture series on human physiology. Lawrence's ideas were deemed blasphemous, which meant he was unable to stop others from pirating his book, The Lord Chancellor Eldon ruled that an illegal book could not have copyright protection . Larewnce's book was blasphemously illegal because the ideas in it refuted the religious doctrine of divine creation - by...  Read More
Apr. 6, 2015 7:14 am
The general theory of organic evolution has been around since at least the time of the ancient Greeks (see Zirkle 1941) . Interestingly, the Greek scholar Empedocles c. 490 – c. 430 BC saw the difference between domestic and naturally selected animals in the wild, and the notion of survival of the fittest in the struggle for survival in nature, but appears not to have realized that the...  Read More
Apr. 3, 2015 7:14 pm
Was an act of chucking rotten eggs at a crucified priest in Scotland the cultural origin of the term Easter eggs? Out of the 30+ Million Books in Google's Library Project, it seems that the earliest use of the term 'Easter egg' or 'Easter eggs' in English occurred in print in 1656. The circumstances described are shocking. Were rotten eggs thrown at a priest the first to be described as Easter...  Read More
Apr. 3, 2015 4:37 pm
The Easter Bunny is widely believed to have its origins in German Lutheran story telling about the Easter Hare. Unsurprisingly, therefore, the first English language telling of this seasonal visitor that I could find using the ID method on Google is an 1856 translation of German Stories. See Red Beard's Stories for Children : Translated from the German by Cousin Fannie. Boston. Phillips,...  Read More
Apr. 3, 2015 6:53 am
This is uncut and absolutely skeptical Dawkinite: Click !  Read More
Apr. 2, 2015 2:43 am
In his book The Greatest Show on Earth , Richard Dawkins, the self-appointed, world's most skeptically objective atheist Darwinist, reveals just how biased he really is when it comes to his namesake - Darwin. On page 30 and 31 of his book, Dawkins writes about Mendel's 1856-1863 research on sweat peas that was published in 1865. Publishing, in his book, a letter Darwin sent to Wallace, Dawkins...  Read More
Apr. 1, 2015 4:52 pm
There are many competing explanations for the cultural origins of April fools day. Wikipedia has it that: "In 1508, French poet Eloy d'Amerval referred to a poisson d’avril (April fool, literally "April fish"), a possible reference to the holiday. [9] In 1539, Flemish poet Eduard de Dene wrote of a nobleman who sent his servants on foolish errands on 1 April. [7] In 1686, John...  Read More
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