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Mike Sutton
Mike Sutton
Dr Mike Sutton is the author of 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret'.
 
May 28, 2014 11:38 am
After 154 years, the cat is well and truly out of the bag for Darwin and Wallace. Today in the UK . The Daily Telegraph newspaper, which is a British broadsheet, released details of my unique discovery that Patrick Matthew is now proven, beyond all reasonable doubt, to be the only independent discoverer of the theory of Natural Selection. The story is given space on page 12 of the...  Read More
May 27, 2014 3:29 am
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May 26, 2014 9:45 am
The respective English and Welsh theft by Fellow of the Royal Society, Charles Darwin (FRS), and Alfred Wallace of the discovery of the theory of natural selection from the Scottish botanist and farmer Patrick Matthew ( see Sutton 2014 ) is not the first time that a Royal Society member from south of the border managed to steal the great discoveries of one their northern neighbours. Darwin and...  Read More
May 26, 2014 5:20 am
Last year I cringed amidst a captive audience. The very well paid Vice Chancellor of a British university was lecturing us by braying-on about his profound 'expert' observations that in the library of his institution students were using computers to learn and were not just "playing-around on Google." What that so called highly paid 'expert' leader in higher education clearly did not know is...  Read More
May 25, 2014 9:27 am
Recovering from dental implant surgery and accompanying bone graft, hiding away my swollen face whilst I look like an illustrated extra from a Dr Seuss book, I've just finished reading an excellent book on science fraud. It's a book I just could not put down. A Rum Affair: A True Story Of Botanical Fraud, by Karl Sabbagh (2001) I love this book and thoroughly recommend it. It is very...  Read More
May 22, 2014 3:54 am
Why do some plants have beautiful flowers? Sabbagh (2001 p. 19) explains: ‘In earlier pre-Darwin centuries, of course, the purpose of flowers was to enhance the beauty of the world and make it more pleasant for the acme of divine creation – ourselves – by contributing to the colourful and scented environment. The advent of the theory of evolution by natural selection means that we have...  Read More
May 20, 2014 2:26 am
Brodie, A. (2007): 'The enlightened person accepts the word of authority not as something to which he has to say ‘yes’, but as something to which it is appropriate to subject to critical analysis. The question for the enlightened person therefore is whether the word of authority can stand up to cross-examination before the tribunal of reason. If it can then it is accepted because it is...  Read More
May 17, 2014 12:53 pm
The discovery of fragments of a fossilised humanoid skull with an ape-like jaw at Piltdown in Sussex, England between 1908 and 1912 was hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time. Leading scientists, including Sir Arthur Keith, were all fooled. They thought they had found the missing link between apes and modern humans. They thought they had found concrete proof to support...  Read More
May 14, 2014 4:21 pm
1. Mother : “ Eat your broccoli dear.” Girl Child : “ I say it's spinach-and I say to hell with it .” - New Yorker cartoon (1928)[1] 2. Eventually she will look inside Fashion’s bright cellophane wrapper before she buys the contents. She will seriously consider the quality and usefulness of the very thing, the epitome of all chic, the height of...  Read More
May 5, 2014 5:42 am
In the Spring of 1996, New York University physics professor Alan Sokal revealed that his published post-modernist academic journal article 'Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity' was in fact, unbeknown to the journal editors, written as a hoax. The cultural studies journal that Sokal hoaxed is called Social Text. His entire article, submitted in...  Read More
May 3, 2014 2:49 pm
Today’s internet search engines are so sophisticated and powerful that we can use them to detect the originators of all words, phrases and ideas. For the first time we can really know our onions, often better than those who are currently considered experts on etymology and idioms and – more importantly- all other areas of scholarship where authors make claims about who was first to coin a phrase,...  Read More
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