1. Daniel C. Dennett (1996) :
‘…the single best idea anyone has ever had, I’d give it to Darwin, ahead of Newton and Einstein and everyone else. In a single stroke, the idea of evolution by natural selection unifies the realm of life, meaning, and purpose with the realm of space and time, cause and effect, mechanism and physical law.’
2. We know it is not Darwin’s original idea. Matthew discovered and published it 27 years before Darwin and knowledge contamination from Matthew's published discovery to Darwin and Wallace happened pre-1858 (Sutton 2014).
4. There can be now only one independent discoverer of natural selection!
5. Do you think, as do I, that this new discovery of who really discovered the World’s greatest scientific discovery, which was then misappropriated by those attributed with independently discovering it, is an important discovery in its own right? If so, then please trumpet it from the rooftops.
TAKING NATURAL SELECTION HOME TO SCOTLAND
The Scots need now to add this discovery to their already impressive list of great Scottish discoveries. So far, it's off their radar - See Top 20 Discoveries Made in Scotland
Dennett, D. C. (1996) Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life. Great Britain. The Penguin Press.
Sutton, M. (2014) Internet Dating with Darwin: New Discovery that Darwin and Wallace were Influenced by Matthew's Prior-Discovery. BestThinking.com
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