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


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Dec. 30, 2015 8:54 pm
In my last blog post The States of Denial Spectrum Hypothesis: Does All Biased and Prejudiced Scholarship Cause and Nurture Hate Crime? , I asked whether Sir Gavin de Beer and Ernst Mayr would have been awarded Royal Society Darwin Medals had they published on the topic of the discovery of natural selection by writing the truth they must have known (as the world's leading experts on the...  Read More
Dec. 29, 2015 5:21 pm
In case you ever doubted we are living in the ' global village ' : And Now for Something Completely Different: PROOF OF MY IDIOCY IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE Some friendly ribbing banter with my comedy hero Eric Idle: The comic genius John Cleese kindly gives me 10/10 in charity tweet Don't you just love embedding tweets?  Read More
Dec. 28, 2015 3:14 pm
On Christmas Eve, I commissioned my friend the Nottingham portrait artist Gabe Woods to paint an oil on canvas picture of the metaphorical 'comfort zone'. I want this picture to use as a teaching device for the small minority of students who complain that we are making them think too hard. Honestly. I'm serious. This actually is a student complaint these days. "Only when you leave your comfort...  Read More
Dec. 26, 2015 8:18 am
What Might Possibly be the Impact of the Current States of Denial of the New Discovery of Matthew's influence on Darwin's and Wallace's Influencers? 'The familiar usage of the term 'denial' refers to the maintenance of social worlds in which an undesirable situation (event, condition, phenomenon) is unrecognized, ignored or made to seem normal'. Cohen, s. (2001, p.51) Stanley Cohen's...  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
Dec. 19, 2015 4:20 pm
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Dec. 18, 2015 8:37 am
Just for the record Frank Furedi. To avoid any more ironic "Staes of Denial", I originally bust the Moral panic Myth in 2013, when I proved that despite 45 years of claims made by British criminologists that they invented both the phrase and the concept of moral panic in the late 1960s and early 1970s, new research of the literature reveals that both have in fact been in use throughout the last...  Read More
Dec. 18, 2015 4:14 am
A week ago a colleague introduced me to a superb alternative to PowerPoint. Personally, I think it's a superb compliment to PowerPoint, since you can embed a link to it in the middle of a PowerPoint presentation and return back to your comfort zone in PowerPoint. The technology I am writing about resembles that clever stuff we all saw Tom Cruise doing in the 2002 film Minority Report . We knew...  Read More
Dec. 15, 2015 3:47 am
GREEN-COLLAR CRIME As national anti-global warming policies move towards reducing car travel, in the UK our political leaders seek to lead by example by riding bicycles to and from work. Prime minister David Cameron has had many a staged photo-shoot on his bike - as have many other ministers and politicians including Boris Johnson the Mayor of London. The trouble is that our roads in the...  Read More
Dec. 12, 2015 11:16 am
It is universally accepted by leading evolutionary biologists that Patrick Matthew was first to go into print with the full and detailed hypothesis of natural selection almost three decades before Wallace and Darwin repeated the same ideas and explanatory examples but failed to cite the originator even though his greatest influencer Blyth had his work edited by a famous naturalist (Loudon) who...  Read More
Dec. 10, 2015 1:36 pm
Donald Trump walks into a bar - " Ouch #/!" Blames it on the Muslims. Definition of trumpery - Oxford Dictionaries Practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth. 500,000 UK citizens sign petition to ban the Islamophobe Donald Trump from being allowed in the UK: The Daily Telegraph . But isn't that a disability...  Read More
Dec. 7, 2015 4:55 pm
Of all crimes the worst Is to steal the glory From the great and brave, Even more accursed Than to rob the grave. From 'Kitty Hawk' by Robert Frost (1953) Three cases of Glory Theft ...  Read More
Dec. 5, 2015 4:40 am
Every year I notice there are news stories in December about burglars getting stuck down chimneys. This could, of course, be for a number of reasons: It could be due to: 1. A seasonal story selection bias by journalists and their editors. 2. A rise in the number of burglaries at this time of year, leading to an increased risk that some will take the narrow chimney route-in. 3....  Read More
Dec. 2, 2015 4:39 pm
Daft as a Brush Creationist Claims : Pareidolia, Bias and Pattern Recognition Explained:  Read More
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