Plagiarising Science Fraud

Plagiarising Science Fraud
Newly Discovered Facts, Published in Peer Reviewed Science Journals, Mean Charles Darwin is a 100 Per Cent Proven Lying, Plagiarising Science Fraudster by Glory Theft of Patrick Matthew's Prior-Published Conception of the Hypothesis of Macro Evolution by Natural Selection

Friday 31 December 2021

Science Fraud - Publication on International Darwin Day 2022

Copies of my new book "Science Fraud" can now be ordered in advance of its publication on Darwin Day - February 12 2022. 

Visit the science book publisher Curtis Press to order your first impression first edition now: HERE

This book reveals the cast iron bombshell New Data that BIGDATA technology unearthed on Darwin's and Wallace's science fraud by plagiary it also exposes how members of the scientific community and other New Data hater Darwin super-fanatics ceaselessly tried (and failed) to have me fired from a senior academic position at Nottingham Trent University for daring to unearth the unwelcome empirical data that exposes the greatest science fraud by plagiary in history. 

The verifiable facts in book shock the scientific establishment to the core. 

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Mike Sutton is Linkedin here 

Saturday 18 December 2021

The Dagg and Derry Show Part II

The  Dagg and Derry Show Part II - Where they continue to write ludicrous made up inside their own heads tales about the history of science, leave a web of tangled junk for consumption by the credulous Darwinite horde and it seems to me that in the process they fail to cite their greatest influencer, on the topic of their silly article before it sinks into their own stupidity (click here on Hugh Dower's page and scroll down to the P.S. heading ). 

What a pair of desperate nomarks.

Thursday 2 December 2021

Darwin's Song: Darwin the Kidnapper

The Devil has a name and its little name is "Net Present Value".

To be sung to the tune of "Happy Now".

Darwin the Kidnapper

Stayed at home plagiarising ‘till eighteen fifty-nine.
Found a sweet theory, buried out of time.
You know I'm happy now, happy as I can be.
Boy, I b'lieve to my soul, its done put that thing on me.

    Net present value (One singer sotto voce)

  (NarratorAnd Nature the old Nurse, took
    The professor upon her knee,
Saying, 'Here is a story, un-cooked
    By Darwin for thee.

Gimme your good ideas, to steal for this song.
I'm goin' to have my fun until I'm dead an' gone.
'Cause I'm happy now, an' I can't go wrong.
'Cause I got plenty money, I'm gon' carry this good work on.

   Net present value (Two singers sotto voce)

 (NarratorCome wander with me, Nature said
    Into books buried, yet undead,
And read what is still unread
    In the manuscripts you dread.'

I used to be like a dog, I was tied to a tree.
Now I got plenty ideas and Matthew's theory.
You know I'm happy now, happy as I can be.
If I die tomorrow, the world don't owe a thing to me.

   Net present value (Three singers sotto voce)

I used to cry over my stealin', I was dumb as I could be.
Now I've got three books out, brought those new thrills to me.
I'm happy now, I'm happy now.
There's nothin' like a stolen song 'bout a stolen theory.

   Net present value (Four singers sotto voce)

I got me two, three books written, sweet as can be.
I put that thing on them, and got a written guarantee.
That I can't go wrong, I mean I can't go wrong.
Nothin' like plenty money, good theories, lies, and song.

  The Devil has a name. And its little name is: Net present value (Five singers sotto voce)

 (NarratorAnd he wandered deeper and deeper
    With Nature, the dear old Nurse,
Who sang to him night and day
    The truth of the universe.

I got plenty fame by plag-risin, ev'ry day of the week.
All I do is walk around, eat, steal an' sleep.
You know I'm happy now, you know I can't go wrong.
'Cause I took plenty fools, Matthew’s theory and this song.


Friday 12 November 2021

Nature: The dear old Nurse . A poem for all Darwin fact-hater super fans

 Get the facts and bury the claptrap at

The Publication Record

And Nature the old Nurse, took
    The professor upon her knee,
Saying, 'Here is a story, un-cooked
    By Darwin for thee.

Come wander with me', she said
    'Into books buried, yet undead,
And read what is still unread
    In the manuscripts you dread.'

And he wandered deeper and deeper
    With Nature, the dear old Nurse,
Who sang to him night and day
    The truth of the universe.

                By Mike Sutton (with apologies to Longfellow)

Friday 5 November 2021

Professor Michael Strevens: The Knowledge Machine

On the inside of  the dust jacket to his new book: "The Knowledge Machine: How an Unreasonable Idea Created Modern Science" Professor Michael Strevens writes:  

" calls on its practitioners to do something apparently irrational: to strip away all previous knowledge - such as religious, metaphysical or political beliefs - in order to channel unprecedented energy into observation and experiment.'

Interestingly, it was certainly his religious heresy and possibly also his membership, as a Scottish regional representative (see here), of the radical political reformist Chartist movement that led 19th century writers, including some natural scientists (such as john Lindley, who despised and feared the Chartists), to do the dirty on Matthew (see here) or else fear to be associated with his bombshell 1831 breakthrough of the origination of the theory of evolution by what he called the  'natural process of selection.'

Then in the 21st century, the breakthrough of Big Data searching in Google's library of millions of books (Sutton and Griffiths 2018) allowed me (see e.g. Sutton 2015) to find and then to observe in the historical publication record that it is a science myth that no naturalist read Matthew's theory before Darwin and Wallace replicated it (along with many of his essential highly idiosyncratic explanatory examples and analogies). Moreover, I then conducted and experiment (here) to reveal how even to this day the quasi-religious cultish Darwin Industry is involved in  fact denial of what exists in the printed publication record about what 19th century readers wrote on Matthew and his theory before Darwin (1858, 1859) and Wallace (1855, 1858) plagiarized it and then defended their action by claiming no single person had read Matthew's theory before he claimed it was his in a published letter of 1860.

Therefore, it is scientific attitude and techniques that allowed the "knowledge machine" of science, based upon independently verifiable new data, to replace the myth of Darwin's and Wallace's miracle independent conceptions of a prior published theory (that was read and cited by their friends and influencers before they replicated it See Sutton 2017) with the facts of their plagiarism of Matthew and historical and modern day machinations of Darwin fanatics to try to bury the facts of it from the wider public. 

Strevens (p. 7) reasons that the fundamental rule of science is that any dispute between people about what is the truth of something must be made made with refence to empirical evidence. However, that said, he points out that the significance of the evidence is a separate matter and must be determined outside of this "Iron Rule" of evidence. 

Regarding the new data that I uncovered, which proves all the scientists were wrong to parrot Darwin's lie that no single person read Patrick Matthew's (1831) book On Naval Timber, that data is evidence Matthew's book was read, because at least 30 people are now proven to have cited it in the literature before Darwin and Wallace replicated the theory in it in 1858. To date, the only arguments made against the argument that Darwin plagiarised Matthew are unscientific arguments, because they are based on no evidence. Take for example, Moore's unscientific knee jerk rejection argument against the Darwin Plagiarised Matthew Hypothesis (in Knapton 2014) - a ludicrous argument that is on Wikipedia's Patrick Matthew page as though it is valid rather than unscientific opinion:

I would be extremely surprised if there was any new evidence had not been already seen and interpreted in the opposite way.”

In reply to Moore, at least according to the hard evidence of his unevidenced reply to the New Data evidence of  Darwin's plagiarism and his proven lies about Matthew (Sutton 2017), "I would be extremely surprised if he knows what a scientific argument is, or how to conduct one."

Strevens (p.24) points out that most scientists do not follow any particular paradigm because they believe it is well supported by the evidence, or because it is the "official one" or because it is the one best funded, instead the reason the follow it is because they cannot imagine the truth being different to it. And on p. 25) he explains further: 

"Scientists, like anyone else, see and understand things at any one time from a particular worldview shuts down scientists' capacity to comprehend genuine novelty. ...if the old worldview is incompatible with the new, then you can't see the new view from the perspective of the old either. The new view is simply out of sight."

On page 98, Strevens tells us that what works against this problem in science is what he calls "The Iron Rule" and that is data from observations or experiment that confirm or disconfirm current ideas, knowledge claims, hypothesis and theories.

"The iron rule encourages, instructs, obliges, or forces contending scientists to engage each other with observable fact alone. ...The rule thereby harnesses the oldest emotions to drive the extraordinary attention to process and detail that makes science the discriminator and destroyer of false ideas."

And it was by way of my application of this iron rule to bust with newly detected observable facts in the historical publication record the self-serving supermyth started by Darwin that the theory of  macroevolution by the natural process of slection that is in Patrick Matthew's (1831) book 'On Naval Timber and Arboriculture' (NTA) was totally unread by anyone whatsoever/any naturalist before Darwin and Wallace replicated it in 1858. I found at least 30 people cited NTA in the literature pre-1858, and that means many more, probably many thousands more besides, read Matthew's 1831 theory before 1858. Because most people who read something do not then go into published print to write about it. Especially not when to do so breaks the scientific and wider establishment strictures against writing anything that questions theological doctrine about the origin of species on our planet, which was the case in the first half of the 19th century, before Robert Chambers (newly discovered to have cited NTA pre 1858) put evolution in the air in his anonymously authored best selling book 'Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation' and was then acknowledged by Wallace as his greatest influencer, and was also avidly read by Darwin pre-1858.


With apologies to Longfellow, here is a little bit of educational doggerel for all you other fact-hater Darwin super fans out there:

And Nature the old Nurse, took
    The professor upon her knee,
Saying, 'Here is a story, un-cooked
    By Darwin for thee.

Come wander with me, she said
    Into books buried, yet undead,
And read what is still unread
    In the manuscripts you dread.'

And he wandered deeper and deeper
    With Nature, the dear old Nurse,
Who sang to him night and day
    The truth of the universe.

Wednesday 3 November 2021

A tale of story making about story making

 The thing about the history of Matthew, Darwin and Wallace is that it is a tale of story making about story making. How to turn it into a veracious and coherent narrative is a challenge for the 21st century.

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Data an Darwin's serial lying about Matthew and who we newly know read Matthew is now out there

 Members of the cash-cow Darwin Industry know the new data is now out. They know the truth has now shown Darwin was a serial liar and plagiarising science fraudster. But they are playing for more time. Wikipedia, which is edited by member of the Darwinite cult, is complicit in publishing utter claptrap about what has been found. Why? Because they know that many people don't want an uncomfortable truth to reach them.

Do you want the hard truth of the comfy lies? Both can be found here - both fully identifiable for what they are.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

New Zealand Journal Citation of Matthew's On Naval Timber

 Another citation of  Patrick Matthew's book On Naval Timber and Arboriculture (1831), by someone writing as "W. on August 19th on page 221 of the New Zealand Journal 1843.

 Found using IDD. Here. Archived: 

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Patrick Matthew was a Chartist Leader

 The Chartist Regional Leader, Patrick Matthew was a delegate of the 1839 General Convention of the Industrious Classes elected by the "Radical Reformers of Great Britain" - for enactment of The People's Charter.

See the proof: (here).

The privileged landowning classes, including Charles Darwin and many other naturalists feared the Chartists

In this book you see Matthew named as a delegate alongside other famous electoral reform leaders in 1839 such as William Lovett, Henry Vincent, Fergus O'Conner, John Collins and John Frost, 

More on Chartism here

Sunday 5 September 2021

The Victorian Establishment Crucified Matthew for Being a God Mocking Heretic

Get the verifiable facts at

Monday 2 August 2021

Opportunistic Traitor

 Charles Darwin's newly proven plagiarism shows he was not a hero at all but nothing more than an opportunistic traitor to science.

Facts: Here in 800 words.

Saturday 24 July 2021

Sounds Like Matthew: A Memoir

On the alternate reality fake news of the Darwin Industry .

Friday 23 July 2021

Are Darwinists becoming more pseudo-scientific than creationists? Telling question from an atheist.

 Everything is in Flux, Including Darwinists and the Darwin Industry Propaganda Shock Troops 


Thursday 15 July 2021

Weird fixed-grin Darwin worshippers are part of a fact denial cult


Wednesday 14 July 2021

Another article on plagiarism plagiarises my original research data

 Oh the triple irony!



Yes Darwin did Plagiarise Matthew but in a creationist article on that topic Dominic Stratham most ironically steals some of my primary research data on who was first to be second with apparently unique Matthewisms and who cited Matthew's NTA pre 1858  (e.g.  Low, Selby and Johnson) by failing to cite me as discoverer of those newly unearthed facts. Stratham even plagiarizes my discovery that NTA was advertised in the 1842 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. In his plagiarism of my original research findings, Stratham passes my (2014) original research data off as his own discovery or else something commonly known. It is neither!  It is not enough that Dominic Stratham cites my book, and cites me as the discoverer of other data he uses, if he then fails to cite me as the discoverer of  other newly unearthed data he replicates!  Stratham, who at least knows what sound evidence is certainly no worse as a plagiarist than arch Darwin industry nominals Joachim Dagg and the malicious workplace harasser Dr Mike Weale in plagiarising from my original data findings first published in Nullius in Verba: Darwin's Greatest Secret (Sutton 2014) Strathams article is a pdf File - click  here

Dagg and Weale have each plagiarised my Selby cited Matthew data (facts here) . They each did so in desperate separate articles in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, which is with triple irony the same journal by descent in which Darwin and Wallace plagiarised Matthew in 1858. How thick are these plagiarists? 

Maybe  Weale, Dagg and Stratham will next publish a joint article together in either the disgraceful pseudo-scholarly, plagiarist facilitating, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society or in the Journal of Creation and plagiarise even more of my research and do so in an article about Darwin's plagiarism? How ironic would that be?

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On the X-Club. It really existed.

 You couldn't make this up.

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Obituary of David Low

List 2 of Nullius in Verba: Darwin's Greatest Secret (Sutton 2014) contained the name David Low as someone who was apparently first to be second with two apparently unique Matthewisms from Patrick Matthew's (1831) On Naval Timber and Arboriculture.

Here is some interesting information from Prof. David Low's 1859 obituary. Here.


We regret to learn from the last number of the North British Agriculturist that David Low Esq late Professor of Agriculture in the University of Edinburgh is no more. Three or four years since he resigned his chair in consequence of the declining state of his health and was succeeded by John Wilson Esq who is personally known to many of our readers and who it will be recollected visited Canada during our lasť Provincial Exhibition at Hamilton and who has evinced on more than one occasion a desire to bring our productions under the favorable notice of the British public.

 Mr Low it appears was a native of Berwickshire and his father was extensively engaged in the management of landed property and enjoyed a high reputation. His son soon manifested a disposition to follow his father's pursuits for which he afterwards showed the highest qualifications. He likewise took an active part in the management of his father's extensive farms in Berwickshire which was the means of greatly improving his knowledge of practical agriculture for which he was afterwards so distinguished.

 In the year 1817 appeared Mr Low's first work entitled Observations on the present state of Landed Property and on the prosperity of the Landholder and Farmer. The termination of the war had greatly reduced prices and great agricultural distress was consequently felt. The treatise was characterised by mature judgment and marked a sympathy with the position of the tenant farmer and secured for the author an early and high reputation. In 1825 Mr Low removed to Edinburgh where he afterwards resided. In 1829 the Quarterly Journal of Agriculture was commenced mainly at his suggestion a work that has been since published in connection with the Transactions of the Highland Society which has done good service to the cause of British Agriculture generally and to which Mr Low was a regular and most valuable contributor. In 1831 he succeeded Mr Coventry as Professor of Agriculture in the University a post which he filled with distinguished honor and ability for near a quarter of a century.

 In the Highland Society, Mr Low always took a warm interest and rendered it most important services during the greater portion of his life. He was successful in establishing an agricultural museum in connection with the University towards which he enlisted the aid of the Government and several private individuals contributing not a little himself.

 The writings of Professor Low were numerous. Besides the treatise already mentioned and his numerous contributions to the Journal of Agriculture and the Transactions of the Highland Society he published in 1834 The Elements of Practical Agriculture a work of great and original merit which has gone through several editions and was soon translated both into French and German and highly appreciated on the continent. His large and costly treatise on The Breeds of the Domesticated Animals of the British Islands in two large quarto volumes appeared in 1842. It was illustrated with colored portraits of the animals painted by Mr Shiels for the museum the portraits reduced by Nicholson the price being necessarily high 16 guineas.The French Government immediately ordered its translation. In 1815 appeared a fuller treatise on the Domestic Animals than was contained in the expensive illustrated edition without plates which is the best work on the subject in the English language. Another work soon followed On Landed Property and the Economy of Estates a work which enters very fully into the principles and practices of territorial management. The first edition of an Inquiry into the nature of the Simple Bodies of Chemistry came out in 1844 containing many ingenious speculations which excited considerable curiosity and attention so that a third edition appeared in 1856.

 Professor Low died in the 73rd year of his age. His character was high toned and unsullied his manners gentle and unassuming and his loss will be long felt by a very large circle of admiring friends and readers of his works. So long as the man of integrity and high principle is esteemed and venerated so long will the memory of David Low remain a bright example in the performance of duties which require a combination of such qualities as sound judgment and high moral rectitude 

Charles Darwin (Plagiarist) and the British Museum

 Darwin regularly contacted and visited the British Museum Library reading room (see prior to plagiarising the theory of evolution by natural selection from Matthew's (1831) On Naval Timber and Arboriculture (NTA).

The Library of the British Museum held a copy of NTA in 1833.

Thursday 8 July 2021

Darwin worshipping is making a pact with the mad

In light of the newly discovered data and the already known facts, to believe Charles Darwin was anything other than a serial lying, racist, plagiarist, git is a sign you have made a pact with the mad.

Friday 2 July 2021

Brian J. Ford on Nonscience and Charles Darwin's Plagiarism


Thursday 1 July 2021

Darwin Industry publishers have all failed to exercise due diligence on Charles Darwin's and Alfred Wallace's claims to independent conceptions of a prior published theory

 Darwin and Wallace lied and plagiarised. Publishers no longer have an excuse not to exercise due-diligence when publishing Darwin Industry books. Here.

3 expert peer reviewed journal papers on the power of Google #BigData & related search technology @ericfrodgers to be hugely disruptive in overturning long held sacred & much beloved science myths

— Dr Mike Sutton (@Criminotweet) May 31, 2018

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Obsessively deranged malicious harasser, prolific poison pen-emailer, cyber-stalker and pathological liar Julian Derry

Like so many exploited by the Darwin Industry, deranged nutter Julian Derry is a fragile person whose grip on reality is extremely tenuous. In this respect, the Darwin Industry is very analogous to the Wellness Industry in that it has taken on a life of its own and is comprised of many publishers and authors all writing at great and compelling length to essentially promote and then defend it's very foundations, which are built on a lie. In the case of the Darwin Industry that lie is that Charles Darwin has priority over Patrick Matthew for Matthew's (1831) prior published complete theory of the natural process of selection; and on Darwin's 100% proven lies about Matthew's prior-readership. 

Julian Derry weirdly has it preserved in his addled and malicious brain, like some nasty old rotten pickled egg, that I have claimed in some way that one of the missions/duties/orders of the Beagle was to search out for naval timber. I have never ever claimed any such thing anywhere. I've never seen any evidence for it. But poor Desperate Derry is a deranged serial liar and is guilty of so much libel he is really in for such forthcoming trouble with all his published serial lies. 

 Here is just one of Derry's typical harassment blogs publishing complete disinformation on behalf of the bent Darwin Industry, which hides behind vulnerable troll-losers like Derry, in desperation to hide the facts I uncovered and published on Darwin's plagiarism and associated serial lies in my book 'Nullius in Verba: Darwin's guilty secret (here).

 I have legally, forensically, archived Derry's blog post like so many of his others: for future use and so that generations of future scholars can see solid evidence of what Kuhn meant by fierce resistance to paradigm change in science when it threatens cherished sacred-science beliefs.

It also appears Derry actually does not know the difference between a captains log and a published memoir that is not a published captains log. Not surprising though. Because Desperate Derry also can't tell fact from his deranged own fakery. He can't even tell the difference between his own fiction and reality. 

In his raving bonkers jealous red foaming mouthed cyberstalking of all my Tweets, bitter and certainly twisted little Julian Derry can't even distinguish the difference between me merely openly reporting what some one told me in a private email after they supposedly made a request to the Admiralty to see the captain's log for the voyages of the Beagle, which Darwin was on (of which they say they were permitted to see and read and, they told me, they took notes of) and what I actually think is accurate or not, as the case may be regarding whether that actual log has ever been published anywhere, ever as a log. And, sadly, we all know what it means when a person cannot tell what is real from what is not. 

You can read more of this Darwin Industry harassment nominal's raving bonkers malicious and obscene jealous behaviour here:

Saturday 26 June 2021



By their proven fact-resisting behaviour, some members of the Darwin Industry and some of its followers are engaged in what amounts to science fraud, fraudulent historical revisionist behaviours and repeated harassment in several ways, including but not limited to the following examples of academic misconduct:

(1) Fact denial by brute censorship of independently verifiable facts.

(2) Dismissing independently verifiable facts as a conspiracy theory.

(3) Dismissing facts by refusing to engage with them.

(4) Dismissing major groups of verifiable facts by gleefully disproving a single error elsewhere.

(5) Inventing completely made-up fake stories about Patrick Matthew and/or his book.

(6) Repeat plagiarism of my research, amounting to academic fraud, harassment, and serious academic misconduct.

(7) Publishing misinformation about me, my accredited academic qualifications, research findings, peer reviewers, editors, and professional publishers.

(8) Repeat workplace harassment by way of multiple malicious poison-pen emails to managers and colleagues (serious academic misconduct and possibly criminal behaviour).

(9) Harassment by malicious correspondence to the wider community of local groups, government organisations, charities, funders, editors, publishers, and journalists (possibly criminal behaviour and serious academic misconduct).

Get the facts on

(10) Harassment by cyberstalking on social media, malicious editing of Wikipedia pages and creating malicious blogsites publishing multiple misinformation falsehoods (possibly criminal behaviour and serious academic misconduct).

Thursday 17 June 2021

Latest Wikipedia Disinformation About Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret

On their Patrick Matthew page and on the page they have on me Wikipedia publishes an embarrassment of multiple misinformation falsehoods

The latest is that my first edition e-book Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret was self published - HERE

It wasn't self published at all. My book was published by the American publisher Thinker Media as a "Thinker Book" It was not self-published, nor was it vanity published. 

This image of the book on a Kindle proves it

This archived link to the publishers website proves it
Sadly the publisher folded in 2016.

And the publisher's own information proves it:

Thinker Media was located in the town of Union Hall, Virginia. Thinker Media also had a technology and production center in Cary, North Carolina, the center of the East Coast's Research Triangle. Thinker Media was founded by Bob Butler, a former Reed Elsevier LexisNexis GM/COO.

My Thinker Media editor Bob Butler even nailed George Beccaloni for writing a fake review of the book when he had not even read it. But bent-Wikipedia in its desperation to hide the facts its corrupt editors don't want you to see would  never publish that fact. Click the link to see George wriggling on the end of his own hook

Friday 4 June 2021

The Darwin Theory


I have several hobbies. My favourite is repairing and restoring antique violins. You can visit my blogsite on some good but less valuable student violins in my collection Here.

Hang on in there dear reader, there is an idea link too. 

Hobbyists and professional luthiers have a disparaging acronym for poor quality violins. Namely, VSO, which is short for a Violin Shaped Object. A VSO essentially looks like a good violin, its strings can be tuned to correct pitch, and it can be played to produce a fair tune, but it is a pretender to the ‘real thing’. It does not have the wonderful resonant complexity of tone, brightness, brilliance, depth, colour, loudness, projection, focus, speed of response, sheer playability and wonderous balanced beautifulness of sound, appearance, eminence of tone woods, and artistic craft build-quality of a master violin.

 Analogously, what we might call “The Darwin Theory” is like a VSO. It is not a “Master Theory”. It has been cobbled together by cheapskate corner cutters, duffers, bodgers and sometimes by fraudsters, then all packaged and presented to appear as something it most definitely is not and can never be improved to be.

The Darwin Theory emerges from and is supported by the Big Data and other evidence in this book. The Darwin Theory is fraudulent under the codified rules of scientific priority; rules which make the theory of macroevolution by natural selection Matthew’s theory alone.

The Darwin Theory is not the theory of macroevolution by natural selection.

The Darwin Theory is a quasi-supernatural theory shaped delusion (TSD) made up by Darwin, his magical thinking Darwinites, and Wallace apologists.

Following unique research findings, we can now see the Darwin Theory for what it really is. It’s a fairy story, penned by Darwin and promoted by his fanatics, in which King Darwin has no clothes, but his blind-sighted fans just can’t see it.

The Darwin Theory can be summarised as follows:

 Darwin and Wallace had miraculous dual independent virgin conceptions of a prior published theory that was read and cited in the publication record by their influencers and their influencer’s influencers. Darwin miraculously re-shuffled the same four words Matthew first used to name the theory and replicated the same examples to explain it, one being the essential explanatory difference between artificial and natural selection coming from the same prior-published paragraph containing those same four essential words ‘natural process of selection’. And even though, once confronted by Matthew in the press, Darwin told multiple lies about the prior readership of Matthew’s theory and where in his book it is to be found, these were magically not examples of Darwin lying, because Darwin, being Darwin, was not a liar, even though he was.

Do you believe the Darwin theory is a master theory? Or do you think it is a TSD? If the latter, whose delusion do you think it is? Mine? Or that of the Darwin Industry?

Monday 24 May 2021

Beware "The Lads" of the Patrick Matthew Burial Project


How I came to research Charles Darwin’s plagiarism and what happened next

                                                                        By Mike Sutton

The power of the IDD research method (Sutton and Griffiths 2018) was first proven by detecting that Professor Stanley Cohen never coined the phrase or concept of moral panic. I blogged about this and someone then put the new fact on the Moral Panic Wikipedia page with a discoverer link to my name. Then Wikipedia editors deleted that attribution in 2013. By deleting it, they plagiarised my research, implying either they discovered it or else that it was already common knowledge and they had never been wrong in the past.

Wikipedia steals other people’s research without attribution all the time. When not doing that, its corrupt editors deliberately delete or else misrepresent verifiable facts for cash. If you think I am exaggerating, just Google ‘Wikipedia editor fraud’. And check this out

Did you know that Charles Darwin never coined the term "natural selection," and he never discovered the process of natural selection; although many scholarly books claim he did both. In fact, that term was used by William Preston (1803) six years before Darwin was born. And the scientific breakthrough of natural selection theory as an explanation for macroevolution — the entire detailed description of its evolutionary biological process, the hypothesis for it and the key examples used to explain it—are all unquestionably Patrick Matthew's (1831) unique prior-published discovery and literary creation.

Even though the discovery had been fully published by Matthew, 28 years before Darwin replicated and boldly claimed to have independently discovered the theory himself, Alfred Russel Wallace made his own claim to have independently discovered the exact same thing.

During my research I detected the first glint of a possible fraud behind Darwin's and Wallace’s discovery story. Darwin lied. He lied because Matthew told him, in published print (Matthew 1860, 1860b) of other naturalists who had read his book, who had understood the original hypothesis in it, before Darwin (Darwin and Wallace 1858; Darwin 1859) replicated that hypothesis and so much more of the book’s content. Darwin lied because even after receiving that information, he continued to claim in print and in his private letters to other influential naturalists that no naturalist whatsoever had read the unique ideas in Matthew's book before 1860.

With the IDD research method, I found other naturalists, known to have influenced Darwin and Wallace who read and then cited Matthew's book before Darwin and Wallace replicated the theory in it. The unearthing of these naturalist authors is essentially the most important finding of my research in this area. 

Fact denial and avoidance are human traits, especially when motivated by fear or money.

There is a status quo in science and its history, academics who dare to question it are at real risk of losing their job. Therefore, it is not only easier but also safer to reject all new facts that challenge the scientific establishment’s approved ‘knowledge.’ The problem is when objective and inquisitive investigators go through the process of documenting independently verifiable facts to question ‘establishment’ approved knowledge beliefs, they begin by putting what they find on the confirmatory side of the ledger, or else the disconfirming side. And they soon start to add up to a greater or lesser weight of facts on one side versus the other. If they come down on the disconfirming side that means trouble.

Immediately after the first edition of this book (Sutton 2014) was published, George Beccaloni, then Curator of the Wallace Collection at the Natural History Museum of London, wrote to deny that the newly unearthed facts in it that show the ledger is no longer in Wallace’s or Darwin’s favour. And he did so whilst failing to disclose that he had not even read it. Beccaloni was caught in the act and confronted by my then publisher on Richard Dawkins’ website (See: Beccaloni 2014).

Seven years later Beccaloni (2021) writes that he is employed by the Wallace Fund, which is supported by the Darwin Foundation.

At the time of writing these words, Wikipedia editors are, on their pages, brute censoring disturbing verifiable facts from my research, whilst publishing falsehoods and misrepresenting the facts by citing desperate fact denial nonsense from silly private blog sites on the topic. In so doing they falsify ‘the ledger’ of facts in favour and facts against the life of the book NTA regarding its newly proven influence on Darwin and Wallace via their influencers and their influencer’s influencers.

Equally ironically, Mike Weale (2015), then employed as a senior academic at Kings College London, earlier used findings from my (Sutton 2014a) research, without citing its source. Weale then escalated his behaviour to write malicious correspondence to Professor Edward Peck, a former research manager at Kings College London specialising in mental health. Peck was then and is at the time of writing, Vice Chancellor of my former employer Nottingham Trent University.  Weale pulled out all the stops to press Pecks mental health sensitivities when he wrote in his three-page email that in the comments discussion we had on his blogsite on Patrick Matthew, I insinuated he is stupid, deranged, or deceitful and that such insinuations attacked his integrity and academic abilities. His email insists Professor Peck investigate me promptly and take appropriate action.

I do not think I Insinuated he is stupid, deranged and deceitful. I try to write directly, especially on social media.

Weal’s correspondence to Peck (now securely forensically archived) was sent in an l effort to have me disciplined or else dismissed as a senior academic, because I criticised, Darwin scholar Dr John van Wyhe for emailing a Scottish journalist in 2015, that my research on the topic of this book is a silly “conspiracy theory”. Most tellingly, Van Wyhe at that juncture had just resigned from the editorial board of the journal that published a peer reviewed article on my research (Sutton 2015).

Scottish journalist Michael Alexander interviewed van Wyhe and reported back in the press, whilst quite rightly leaving out van Wyhe’s conspiracy theory nonsense from his earlier email (Alexander 2016):

 Dr John van Wyhe, a senior lecturer at the Department of Biological Sciences, at the National University of Singapore, said the recent claims by Dr Mike Sutton … were “so silly” and ‘based on such forced and contorted imitations of historical method that no qualified historian could take it seriously.'

Nottingham Tent University (NTU) appointed a professor of criminal justice to formally investigate the allegations, made in the email sent by Weale to Peck.

After several weeks, I was totally exonerated. And the professor NTU placed in charge of the ludicrously money wasting fiasco shook my hand and said how interesting my research was. But that was only after NTU had weeks earlier sent a Human Resources letter to my home saying I could lose my job!

As soon as the investigation was over, a senior member of the Human Resources department at NTU suggested I write to the VC of Weale’s university to let him know exactly what their employee had been up to. I declined. As someone who at least tries to be a proper academic criminologist, I am interested in crime, deviance, and other harmful behaviour – studying it, not being a part of it. As said, Weale’s behaviour is interesting data.

Independently verifiable facts trump myths, lies and wishful thinking every time. I tried (Sutton 2016d) to get Mike Weale to debate with me at any time and place of his choosing, before an audience of our peers and on camera. He declined the invitation, made just days before he sent his malicious communication to my employer! What is he so afraid of? Is it the truth of the New Data facts he apparently so hates? Weal’s malicious email to Edward Peck clearly sought to ruin my life and that of my dependents because I had the temerity to robustly defended my research against ludicrous comments made by van Wyhe and Weale.

More is the academic tragedy of van Wyhe’s misty-eyed love that it prevents him seeing the facts for the smog but leads him ever to defend the myth of Darwin.

‘…the man who pursues science for its own sake and not for the pride of possession will feel more gratitude towards the surgeon who dislodges a cataract from the mind's eye than towards the one who repairs the defect of the bodily organ.’ (Matthew, 1831. p. vii).

Turning back to John van Wyhe’s “so silly” reasoning, we should ask ourselves, therefore, whether the following original discoveries I made really are “so silly” as he wants you to believe:

1.       Is it so silly that I totally, 100 per cent, disproved the claims of the most highly esteemed biologists Darwin, de Beer and Mayr, who all wrote that no one read Matthew’s conception pre-1860? Is it silly that a self-proclaimed professional historian of science, van Wyhe, or any other so-called professional historian of science for that matter failed to find that data earlier?

2.       Is it so silly that I, a non-professional historian of science, did so disprove the ‘No One Read Matthew’s Ideas Before 1860 Myth’ with many newly unearthed historic publication examples including originally unearthing the fact that Selby cited Matthew’s 1831 book and then was chief editor of the journal that published Wallace’s (1855) Sarawak paper on evolution?

3.       Is it equally so silly that I discovered Chambers (1832) cited Matthew? The same Chambers (1844) who then wrote the hugely influential Vestiges of Creation, which all Darwin experts agree so influenced both Darwin and Wallace before 1858, because Darwin and Wallace each said so? To press this point home, precise mention of the Vestiges occurs in 36 items of post in the surviving letters to or from Darwin between its date of publication and the first publication of Darwin’s Origin in 1859 (see:

4.       Is it so silly that Darwin met Chambers in the 1840’s (Darwin 1847b) and they corresponded thereafter?

5.       Is it so silly that the highly networked Loudon cited Matthew (Loudon 1831) and actually wrote that Matthew appeared to have something original to say on ‘the origin of species’, a phrase that years later Darwin used as the title of his famous book? Is it silly that Loudon was a part of Darwin’s close social and scientific network?

6.       Is it so silly that William Hooker’s regular correspondent, Jameson (1853), cited Matthew on the topic of trees when famous economic botanist and tree expert Hooker was a friend of Darwin and father of Darwin’s best friend, the famous botanist and tree expert Joseph Hooker?

7.       Is it so silly that three other naturalists and several agriculturists cited Matthew pre-1858 and that they were part of Darwin’s scientific network with clear routes for NTA knowledge contamination links to him?

Is it so silly then that in addition to the 7 points above, as Hugh Dower most kindly pointed out to me on social media in 2020, that before I found it, Eisley and later Dempster has already pointed out that Loudon went on to edit and publish Blyth’s (1835, 1836) influential articles, read by both Darwin and Wallace pre-1858, on adaptation within species? Is it further silly that Darwin (see Darwin 1848a) met Blyth in person, read his work, and corresponded with him at least a decade before 1858? Is the associated explanatory concept of written and oral “knowledge contamination” (Sutton 2015) silly then, when I have proven Darwin lied about the pre-1858 readership of Matthew’s breakthrough after his and Wallace’s influencers and influencer’s influencers cited Matthew’s 1831 book years before Darwin’s and Wallace’s claimed amazing independent replications of both the original theory in it and its essential explanatory analogy of differences? Is the alternative explanation of Darwin’s and Wallace’s independent, miraculous, virgin conceptions of Matthew’s prior published and cited theory, its unique explanatory highly idiosyncratic analogy of differences, and Darwin’s use of the same four words to name it, not silly?  The artist Gabriel Woods thinks so. I commissioned him to paint the ‘Virgins Darwin and Wallace with baby Matthew’ scene below as an allegorical explanatory analogy. It is a satirizing tribute to in The Holy Family by Francesco Francia (circa 1510) - shown here left of Wood's painting.

Darwin’s self-appointed reputation security guard, John van Wyhe, has a habit of calling other writers he disagrees with ‘conspiracy theorists’ (e.g., van Wyhe 2014). Maybe it is a conspiracy theory then that he flees new verifiable facts he hates in the history of science by deserting the editorial board of a journal for daring to publish them? Perhaps it is a conspiracy theory to write the following allegorical explanatory analogy:

Just as the mythical Virgin Mary conceived the child of a supernatural deity whilst surrounded by fertile men, so did Darwin and Wallace have dually independent virgin conceptions of a prior published theory whilst surrounded and influenced by men who read it and cited it in the literature.

Perhaps it would have been far less  silly if Dr John van Wyhe had used Google before I did, and so found for himself what I found, before I found it for him, rather than launder in the Scottish press what might appear to some to be madly indecorous jealousy of the New Big Data findings.

Will all such professional Darwinites remember to cite me as the originator of these newly discovered facts? Will they be madly considered “silly” scientific and historic facts then?  Apparently not, because we already know that my Selby research finding has been plagiarised twice in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. This was done first by Weale (2015) and then by Dagg (2018). What original research findings published in my books and articles will Darwinites plagiarise next in an obvious attempt to conceal from others the importance of my research data? Will professional historians of science, such as van Wyhe, flee from those facts too? Or just van Wyhe? Because surely they are all in competition and do not speak as one.

On a closely allied note, in 2020, I wrote to John Allen, Chief Editor of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, and then following his outright refusal to deal properly with Weale and Dagg’s plagiarism of my research in that journal, by refusing to have those he intended to examine it be allowed to look at the archived evidence that the plagiarism was malicious because Dagg and Weale had earlier published online highly critical comments of me and of the research they plagiarized. For the record, I wrote also to the head of the journal’s publisher, Oxford University Press, in addition to the journal’s editorial board, the VC of Oxford University, and others, to let them know about that plagiarism and Allen’s refusal to allow the evidence to be fully examined.

 (see Appendix Two Here on

At the time of writing in May 2021, Oxford University Press, and the Editor of the Biological Journal of the Linnean society have not remedied this serious matter. The history of science can judge them accordingly. In the meantime, however, their failure to act sends a toxic message to the miscreants and their associates that they are free to plagiarise more of my unique research findings, effectively passing them all off, perhaps just one more at a time in their own publications, down the years, as their own discoveries, or else pretending by default that what I first unearthed and revealed in the first edition of his book is just long established common knowledge not worthy of citation to its prior published origination.

Such concealment of disturbing facts is not ‘The New Normal’. For example, J.D Benal (1954) taken here from the 1969 (third edition) Pelican publication (pages 33-34), wrote:

In fact at all times the individual scientist has needed to work in close connection with three other groups of persons: his patrons, his colleagues and his public. The function of the patron, whether a wealthy individual, university, corporation, or a department of State, is to provide the money on which the scientist must live and which will enable him to carry on his work. The patron will in turn want to have something to say on what is actually done, especially if his ultimate object is commercial advantage or military success. It will apparently be less so only if he is operating from pure benevolence. Or in the pursuit of prestige or advertisement; then he will only want results to be sufficiently spectacular and not too disturbing.’

Disturbing results can lead some to try to re-bury them by ignorant dismissal. Take, for example the knee-jerk incurious rejection behaviour of Darwin biographer James Moore, who when questioned on my newly unearthed research findings by Knapton (2014) of the Telegraph is reported by her as responding to the new Big Data unearthed findings in this book, which he could not possibly have read at that point in time: “ I Would be extremely surprised if there was any new evidence that had not been already seen and interpreted in the opposite way.” With no apology forthcoming at the time of writing for his wilful ignorance in 2014, we must doubt if Moore has yet bothered himself by 2021 to be surprised by things he never knew before on a topic in which he is supposed to be expert. The problem is of course that such unscholarly state of denial behaviour by respected experts serves to enable others such as Weale, Dagg and van Wyhe to follow suit and expect to get away with it by association impunity. Maybe that is exactly what they want? After all, Wikipedia cited Moore’s comment as though it contains something more than evidence of his totally incurious blindsight ‘state of denial’ (Cohen 2001, p. 1) behaviour:

‘One common thread runs through the many different stories of denial: people, organizations, governments or whole societies are presented with information that is too disturbing, threatening or anomalous to be fully absorbed or openly acknowledged. The information is therefore somehow repressed, disavowed, pushed aside or reinterpreted. Or else the information ‘registers’ well enough, but its implications - cognitive, emotional or moral - are evaded, neutralized or rationalized away.”

Scientists have named the social and psychological phenomenon of knee jerk rejection of bombshell paradigm changing data the Semmelweis Reflex, after Ignaz Semmelweis. Before the discovery of antibiotics and before even the germ theory of contagion, the work of Ignaz (first named Ignác) Semmelweis in the mid-nineteenth century in Vienna seems almost universally understood to be unique in terms of his discoveries about how puerperal sepsis - puerperal fever - (childbed fever) was spread by doctors to patients. He is likewise hailed for uniquely implementing hand washing practices in hospitals and so cutting the death rate from childbed fever of mothers giving birth to around one per cent (Varga 2009). According to the story, Semmelweis was ostracized at the time for his radical thinking, which eventually drove him insane to the point where his last years were spent in an asylum. The story is used to demonstrate the dangers of 'experts' ignoring, without properly thinking about, new findings that do not fit orthodox 'knowledge', or else responding with automatic denials. Hence the term Semmelweis Reflex is routinely relied upon to make the point.

However, with great irony, the Semmelweis story was first comprehensively busted as a myth 91 years ago (Adaiwi 1921); and in the greatest of detail by Nuland (1979). And yet the term is still used today as though its background story is veracious. See for example, Wikipedia (2001). The knee jerk rejection phenomenon is as real as the behaviour of fanatics towards New Data. But it needs renaming. Perhaps we might call it ‘Kuhn’s Crisis Fever’, after his famous work detailing resistance to knowledge change (Kuhn 1962).

I am not alone as an academic harassed by malicious communications sent to my place of work. For one example, the scientist Edzard Ernst was similarly harassed by the Office of Prince Charles for outing him as a fake-remedy salesman. Ernst suffered terribly, physically and mentally, from being professionally investigated by managerialists at his university, even though he too was later  exonerated (see Ernst 2015).

Today we live in an environment, where people are dying because anti-vaccination and anti-clinical medicine propaganda (see Sutton, Gibson and Henn 2017) is believed by people who know no better. And the reason they know no better is because the environment in which we all live does not sufficiently value veracity over unevidenced claptrap, lies, irrationality and mere wishful thinking.

Yet, even in this environment, unethical angry people may choose to ignore an employer’s protocols, rules and regulations regarding public conduct on social media. Take for example Jason Rosenhouse, who is professor of mathematics at James Madison University. Following a very positive article on the highly influential FiveThirtyEight website (Engber 2016) about various areas of my myth-busting research. Rosenhouse (2016) laid weirdly heavily into its author Daniel Engber then called me a crackpot! When, on his blogsite, I messaged Rosenhouse to address the newly discovered facts from my research, he weirdly deleted my invitation and immediately closed the blog to further comments.

Rosenhouse is not alone as a facts fleer. By way of another similar example, Professor of History of Biology Nathaniel Comfort called one of my peer reviewed articles on Matthew and Darwin (Sutton 2104b) an “ignorant piece of crap”. When politely asked where he could possibly earlier learned that Matthew’s book was read and then cited by those known to Darwin before Darwin replicated Matthew’s theory, he blocked me (Comfort 2014).

To provide an example of just how much the New Data has upset ‘The Lads’, to extend the Patrick Matthew Buriel Project to me for daring to draw back the curtain on Darwin’s science fraud, Desperate Dagg has written online (Dagg 2016) about my famous decimal point spinach myth bust (Sutton 2016e), as has his equally fanatical partner (Derry 2020b). Once again, you really could not make this stuff up. But their otherwise unbelievable conduct needs to be recorded as confirmatory evidence to show how in the 21st Century Khun’s account of “how very dare he” reactions to paradigm change is confirmed.  

As I have mentioned, in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Joachim Dagg (2018) plagiarised my original IDD facilitated research finding see. E.g. (Sutton 2014, 2015, 2017) that Selby, in 1842, cited Matthew’s 1831 book and mentioned the unique ideas in it. When asked to address the issue, the editor of that article blatantly and rudely refused to admit that Dagg had, by plagiarising my original, prior published, important research finding, seriously plagiarised my research by either passing it off as his own discovery or else making out it was a long-time commonly known fact.  Consequently, the Editor of that journal, to his eternal shame, blatantly refused to correctly investigate and remedy the proven plagiarism issue. With great irony, it is important to understand that his behaviour may well be explained by the fact that very journal is the direct descendant of the Linnean Journal that first facilitated Darwin’s and Wallace’s (1858) plagiarism of Matthew’s bombshell breakthrough. The same editor has published another article that desperately refutes the newly unearthed facts of Darwin’s plagiarism, simply by failing to include them, co-authored by Dagg and a person who has, along with Dagg written childish and malicious fact denial reviews of ‘Nullius un Verba: Darwin’s greatest secret’ (Sutton 2017) on Amazon sites in the UK, USA and many others all over the world. Dagg’s co-author, Julian Derry, in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society called me a cunt and made obscene insinuating male rape remarks on social media ( ).

Furthermore, the obscene harasser, Derry has published an obsessive fanatical hate site on me and has been manically editing the Wikipedia pages on Matthew and the one on me. Go figure, as my American cousins like to say.

No wonder Wikipedia is considered by many to be the worst encyclopaedia in the World and no wonder proper academics will not let their students cite it.

Considering these facts, what should we think of the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society and its current editor and publisher – Oxford University Press? More importantly, what explains such disgraceful behaviour? Particularly given that they have now escalated the Patrick Matthew Burial Project to publishing an article penned by Derry and Dagg (2020) that urgently argues, by way of the New Data fact avoidance, that Darwin never plagiarised Matthew.

I suppose the disgraced Biological Journal of the Linnean Society and its publisher Oxford University Press will have no problem at all with the fact that the Darwinite harassment fanatic  Derry provides what certainly appears to me to be a fake personal address for his serial dishonest self on the ludicrous Dagg & Derry Show 2020 article as 30 Yeaman Place Edinburgh, EH11, which is actually the exact address of a pub (Golden Rule Pub 2020) about which Derry wrote a scathing customer review in 2020 (Derry 2020a). Incidentally, the proven serial liar Darwin reckoned he had a famous "Golden Rule".    

But more on that later. be contnued


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