This blurb has been plundered, in no small part from Ralph Steadman.
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The Beagle. The ship Darwin set sail on in 1831 - the same year Matthew published the full full theory of natural selection
Charles Darwin is no paragon of science in this story. There is no place for respectability on a creaking wooden ship manned by a 'gentleman of science', hell bent on becoming an immortal great thinker in science, by plundering the unique discovery and ideas of another, placing him only once removed from the villainous ancestor who accumulated the wealth in the first place, upon which his 'respectable' persona is built. In fact, that bloodthirsty yeoman of a robber baron who made the Darwins so privileged deserves our respect more than the World's greatest science fraudster could generate in a dozen science stories.
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Charles Darwin: The World's Greatest Science Fraudster
So I didn't go out of my way to look for honour in the face of Darwin in this book, as he is as good and bad as anyone who finds themselves caught up in the mad scramble for ill-gotten gain and it makes the tale of Darwin, Wallace and Matthew that much better.
Ralph Steadman - genius Gonzo Artist. Friend of Johnny Depp. Resident of Loose.Attribution
The Chequers Inn, Loose, Kent, as the Admiral Benbow.
Nulius in Verba: Darwin's Greatest Secret is a rollicking new evidence-led tale of piracy and plunder of the most important discovery in the history of science. Published by ThinkerMedia Inc and available on this website for the price of no more than two flagons of ale or a double tot of rum at The Chequers Inn in Loose Kent, one of my favorite English pubs - caught posing here for Ralph Steadman as the Admiral Benbow Inn from Treasure Island.
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Nullius in Verba
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