Darwin and Wallace aped Matthew's unique discovery, its name, hypothesis and many of his key explantions.
The discovery of natural selection was made at Gourdiehill, the seat of Matthew Esquire.
Lauded as the ‘Dean of all foresters’, Raphael Zon explains exactly why it is that a forester, namely Patrick Matthew, first discovered the theory of macroevolution by natural selection almost 30 years before Darwin and Wallace (1858) and Darwin (1859) replicated the exact the same discovery before claiming no prior knowledge of Matthew's (1831) book containing it, which we now know their friends and influencers had prior-read and cited many years before 1858. Then Darwin went on to lie that no naturalists had read Matthew's ideas before 1860.
Click here to read Zon's 1913 article.
In 1831, the Scottish laird, farmer, orchard owner, grain dealer and botanist, Patrick Matthew, authored 'On Naval Timber and Arboriculture.' Matthew's book is universally recognised as the first publication to contain the complete hypothesis of the theory of natural selection. New evidence proves that both Darwin and Wallace lied by pretending they had no prior-knowledge of it; both committed science fraud by plagiarising Matthew's discovery, his name for it, his examples of the process in nature compared to culture. They even ripped-off his unique creative perspective.
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