Under the ‘Arago Effect’ rules of the Royal Society, established in the mid 19th century, being first to publish your discovery is everything on the question of who has priority for it. This means Matthew has full priority over Darwin and Wallace for his prior published hypothesis of the ‘natural process of selection’. It is a great scandal, therefore, in the history of science that the established rules and conventions of scientific priority have not been relied upon to garner national and international recognition for Matthew’s contribution as an immortal great thinker in science.
Vote on my open letter to the Royal Society requesting an official statement on the fact of Matthew's priority over Darwin and Wallace. HERE.
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.
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.