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

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Aug. 27, 2016 6:09 am
Idly browsing around online over my coffee this morning, I discovered that my Best Thinking blog that bust the Moral Panic Myth is in a PhD thesis entitled: " Satanic abuse, false memories, weird beliefs and moral panics " by Waterhouse, R.T. (2014) of City University London : 'While researching online the origin of the phrase 'moral panic' I discovered a fascinating peer to peer...  Read More
Aug. 25, 2016 11:21 am
In her book 'Darwin's Ghosts: The Secret history of evolution' Rebecca Stott (2013) coined the ludicrous and easily disproven fallacy that Patrick Matthew was content with Darwin's acceptance of his priority for first conceiving the hypothesis of macro evolution by natural selection. The reality is that Matthew went to his unmarked grave fighting for recognition (see Sutton 2014 for the...  Read More
Aug. 22, 2016 7:52 am
The 2016 Fact Wedgie Award. Science Category Winner: The Royal Society. For failure to accept the new and paradigm busting facts (Sutton, 2014 and 2016 ), which have been discovered in the history of discovery of natural selection, the annual Fact-Wedgie Award - for being most wedgied by new and uncomfortably embarrassing facts - goes to the Royal Society. Please act against...  Read More
Aug. 21, 2016 1:50 pm
The term "smoking gun" is generally held to mean an item of of incontrovertible incriminating evidence. My 19th edition of Brewer's Phrase and Fable (2012. p.1253) explains: 'The phrase acquired a particularly apt association with the widely diverging views, before, during and after the invasion of Iraq in 2003 about whether Saddam Hussain still possessed WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. Their...  Read More
Aug. 13, 2016 8:52 am
Interestingly, those who discover paradigm changing and independently verifiable new data are often portrayed by desperately biased scholars, with vested career and in-group establishment interests in the old but newly myth-punctured paradigm, as cranks. But, with painful irony, the real cranks are those who let their bias interfere with their critical reasoning. Dr Arlin Stoltzfus, referring to...  Read More
Aug. 11, 2016 11:14 am
What does it mean to "turn bad"? "Bad" after all is a word that has been re-assigned by street-culture have the opposite-to-old meaning. Is it OK today for scientists to adopt the culture of the street? To become effectively "gangsta-ists" or "sciencesters"? Who knows? Anyway, Dr George Beccaloni, a biologist, and curator of the Wallace Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, is very...  Read More
Aug. 7, 2016 8:50 am
As soon as a rare and fortuitous opportunity come along, which needs to be capitalised upon to benefit from, we might make the mistake of believing it is nothing unusual and that if we fail to seize it another will soon follow. Whether it comes to the most intriguing dating opportunities, a great new career, or the chance to be part of something big, such big opportunities rarely come along twice...  Read More
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