Matthew's Influence

Patrick Matthew


For 155 years Darwinists have been spreading the self-serving myth, started by Darwin in his letter to the leading French naturalist Quatrefages de Bréau (April 25, 1861), that Patrick Matthew was no more than an obscure writer on trees.


In reality, Matthew was a recognised botanist - awarded his own identifing botanists abreviation "Matth" for his 1831 book On Naval Timber and Arboriculture. He was assigned this, on the same page as the famous botanical naturalist William Hooker (friend of Darwin and father of his best friend the botanist Joseph Hooker) by the famous naturalist botanist John Loudon - who reviewed Matthew's 1831 book in 1832 and wrote that Matthew appeared to have written something original on "the orign of species" - a term that Darwin (1859) later adopted for the title of his famous book, which replicated Matthew's unique hypothesis, and much more besides, from his 1831 book, supposedly (at least according to Darwin and his Darwinists) independently of Matthew's prior publication.


Joseph Hooker later approved Darwin's 1860 lie that apparently no naturalist had read Matthew's book before 1860, despite knowing that Loudon - who he knew well - had reviewed it and commented upon Matthew's original ideas on organic evolution.


Far from being an obscure writer, as Darwin slyly portrayed him, Matthew was a radical Chartist leader, prolific writer on many topics and well known contributor to agricultural and gardening journals and the press. Visit the Patrick Matthew Project to see the true extent of his known publications.


Rational Matthewism versus the Supernatural Blessed Virgins Darwin & Wallace


My position paper on what I think the New Data means for the history of the discovery of natural selection can be found by clicking here .


On the Patrick Matthew Project website, Mike Weale has published his views on why he thinks Matthew failed to influence anyone - here.






Solver of the problem of species

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.