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A Series of Lectures During National Science Week
Dr Mike Sutton
from Nottingham Trent University
leading expert on
19th century Carse of Gowrie landowner and pioneering agriculturist.
Thursday 17th March
9.30am Junior Carsonians, Invergowrie Primary School
7pm Evening Lecture at the Hutton Institute, Invergowrie
Dr Mike Sutton challenges the orthodox view that Darwin was the first to discover the process of natural selection and names a relatively unknown man from the Carse of Gowrie, Patrick Matthew – a landowner and prolific orchard farmer!
Matthew’s first published his discovery of ‘natural selection’ in plants in 1831, nearly 30 years prior to Darwin writing the ‘Origin of Species’. Yet, it is Darwin, not Matthew, who is cited worldwide as the ‘immortal great-thinker of evolution’.
Born in 1790, on Scone Palace estate, Patrick Matthew’s went to Edinburgh University, before working the family farm in Gourdiehill, near Grange. He, like many other farmers in the 19th Century, created large orchards: this is there where he discovered the process of ‘natural selection’.
Dr Mike Sutton says that ‘Darwin alone is recognised as first to take his own discovery of the theory of natural selection forward, with many confirmatory evidences, convincing others of its veracity and importance’.
In this evening lecture at the Hutton Institute, Dr Sutton brings brand new and independently verifiable evidence, which proves that Matthew’s 1831 book was read by at least 25 people because they cited it in the published literature. Chair, Fiona Ross adds ‘Dr Sutton approached us a year ago, to see if we’d get involved with working with Matthew’s descendants in Germany and New Zealand to promote Matthew’s legacy. We instantly said yes’.
Dr Sutton has also kindly agreed to a number of talks during his 3 day visit with us. And photo calls are available at the Interactive Talk with the Junior Carsonians, our junior division which represents the 6 Primary Schools here in the Carse – who have been studying Patrick Matthew and the Evening Lecture at the Hutton Institute.
Chair, Fiona Ross adds ‘Matthew’s descendants would like to find recognition locally and nationally for the, undoubtedly, the most famous of Carsonians – a dream would be to see Matthews on the back of a Scottish £10 note’.
For more details contact The Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group on firstname.lastname@example.org or Fiona Ross on 07788740709
Exposing George Beccaloni - Curator of the Alfred Wallace Collection of the Natural History Museum, London - for his ignorance of the facts he should have known and what they mean, his penning of a sly and dishonestly bogus book review of my book, which he later admitted he had never even read, and his strange whining that he is being bullied when cornered with the truth of it all -Here.
Dr Mike Weale uses the kind of "nothing happened" "magical thinking" literal fact denial reasoning explained by Cohen, S. (2001) States of Denial (pages 104-105), that what amounts to deliberate lying - at least by any rational understanding of the meaning of the word - does not amount to lying in the special case of Charles Darwin. See the evidence-led confronatation over his Darwin- biased irrationality - Here
I am joined by Howard Minnick (third great grandson of Patrick Matthew) in a homage to Hunter S. Thompson's Gonzo style of journalism. We deliberately become part of the story about Charles Darwin on the Daily Telegraph blog site - Here
A Wikipedian, involved in training Wikipedians, is confronted with the fact that Wikipedia editors are systematically deleting the fact Darwin lied about the prior-readership of Matthew's original ideas - Here.
Wikipedia editor caught in a sting deleting facts about prior readership of Matthew's orignal ideas and lying to deny their existence Here.
PLEASE NOTE: This page is currenlty under construction - many more examples soon to be added.