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Darwin's Science Fraud by Way of Plagiarising 'Glory Theft'
Transcript of Darwin's Science Fraud by Way of Plagiarising 'Glory Theft'
Patrick Matthew is recognised by the world's leading evolutionary biologists as the originator of the full concept of macro evolution by natural selection. He published it in 1831 in his book: 'On Naval Timber and Arboriculture'.
Why on Earth would Darwin write such a lie?
Matthew (1860) wrote to tell Darwin that he was wrong to claim that no naturalist read his ideas before Darwin replicated them
His second 1860 letter in the Gardener's Chronicle - written by way of reply to Darwin's blatant self-serving lie:
Loudon went on to edit two of Blyth's (1835 and 1837) influential articles on evolution. Blyth was Darwin's most important correspondent and influencer on the topic
Matthew then wrote a second letter to the Gardener's Chronicle, informing Darwin of another naturalist (unnamed) who had read his original ideas but feared pillory punishment were he to teach them in the first half of the 19th century
How Charles Darwin Lied in Order to Commit Plagiarising Science Fraud by 'Glory Theft' of Patrick Matthew's Prior-Published Discovery of Natural Selection
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In 1860, in his first letter published in the Gardener's Chronicle, informing Darwin of his priority for his prior-published discovery of natural selection, Matthew told Darwin that the internationally famous editor, botanist, naturalist and polymath John Loudon had reviewed his book and spoken very highly of it.
Matthew, P. 1860a. Letter to the Gardeners Chronicle. Nature's law of selection. Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette (7 April): 312-13
'In your Number of March 3d I observe a long quotation from the Times, stating that Mr. Darwin "professes to have discovered the existence and modus operandi of the natural law of selection," that is, "the power in nature which takes the place of man and performs a selection, sua sponte," in organic life. This discovery recently published as "the results of 20 years' investigation and reflection" by Mr. Darwin turns out to be what I published very fully and brought to apply practically to forestry in my work "Naval Timber and Arboriculture," published as far back as January 1, 1831, by Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh, and Longman & Co., London, and reviewed in numerous periodicals, so as to have full publicity in the "Metropolitan Magazine," the "Quarterly Review," the "Gardeners' Magazine," by Loudon, who spoke of it as the book, and repeatedly in the "United Service Magazine" for 1831, &c. The following is an extract from this volume, which clearly proves a prior claim. ..'
Darwin Lied in his (1860) published letter of reply by writing that he had independently conceived the theory of natural selection and that no naturalist had read Mathew's 1831 ideas before he replicated them in 1858 and 1859 without citing Matthew.
" I think that no one will feel surprised that neither I, nor apparently any other naturalist, had heard of Mr Matthew's views, "
Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette no. 16 (21 April): 362-363
'I notice in your Number of April 21 Mr. Darwin’s letter honourably acknowledging my prior claim relative to the origin of species. I have not the least doubt that, in publishing his late work, he believed he was the first discoverer of this law of Nature. He is however wrong in thinking that no naturalist was aware of the previous discovery. I had occasion some 15 years ago to be conversing with a naturalist, a professor of a celebrated university, and he told me he had been reading my work “Naval Timber,” but that he could not bring such views before his class or uphold them publicly from fear of the cutty-stool, a sort of pillory punishment, not in the market-place and not devised for this offence, but generally practised a little more than half a century ago. It was at least in part this spirit of resistance to scientific doctrine that caused my work to be voted unfit for the public library of the fair city itself. The age was not ripe for such ideas, nor do I believe is the present one,..'
Darwin then wrote a lettter claiming that no one at all had ever read Matthew's book! He sent it to the famous French naturalist Quatrefages de Bréau on April 25, 1861 Darwin lied:
"...an obscure writer on Forest Trees, in 1830, in Scotland, most expressly & clearly anticipated my views—though he put the case so briefly, that no single person ever noticed the scattered passages in his book."
' Unfortunately the view was given by Mr. Matthew very briefly in scattered passages in an Appendix to a work on a different subject, so that it remained unnoticed until Mr. Matthew himself drew attention to it in the Gardener's Chronicle,' on April 7th, 1860.'
Then in 1861 in the Third Edition of the Origin of Species - and in every edition thereafter, Darwin continued that exact same great self-serving lie about Matthew's book, and who read the ideas in it. That third lie corrupted - for 155 years - the history of the discovery of natural selection. Darwin (1861) wrote in the third edition of The Origin of Species -despite being informed of the exact opposite by Matthew only the year before - the following lie:
"...William Charles Wells and Patrick Matthew were predecessors who had actually published the principle of natural selection in obscure places where their works remained completely unnoticed until Darwin and Wallace reawakened interest in the subject.'
Small wonder then that Darwin's Darwinist's - being named for their lying hero - failed to check the truth of the matter. By way of example, Sir Gavin de Beer - Royal Society Darwin Medal winner - wrote in his Wilkins Lecture for the Royal Society (de Beer 1962 on page 333): Darwin's great lie as the "gospel according to Darwin" truth. Until I personally put the record fully straight (Sutton 2014 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greates secret') not a single person corrected his credulous Darwin deification claptrap:
By way of another example of proof of the great impact of these three Darwin Lies on the history of discovery of natural selection, the leading evolutionary biologist of the 20th century, Ernst Mayr, - another Royal Society Darwin Meal Winner - published a more specific fallacy abut Matthew's (1831) unique ideas going completely unread by biologists (Mayr 1982 The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution and Inheritance p.499):
"The person who has the soundest claim for priority in establishing a theory or evolution by natural selection is Patrick Matthew (1790-1874). He was a wealthy landowner in Scotland, very well read and well traveled (Wells 1974). His views on evolution and natural selection were published in a number of notes in an appendix to his work On Naval Timber and Arboriculture (1831). These notes have virtually no relation to the subject matter of the book, and it is therefore not surprising that neither Darwin nor any other biologist had ever encountered them until Matthew brought forward his claims in an article in 1860 in the Gardener's Chronicle.''
A Sample of Evolutionary Biologists Explaining that Matthew (1831) was first to discover the full theory of macro evolution by natural selection
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