Patrick Matthew and Natural Selection Hardcover – 22 Sep 1983
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This book focuses on the fact that natural selection is Mathew's concept.
Dempster proves, by reference to the historical and written record, that - contrary to current Darwinian mythmongering - Matthew fully understood the importance of his discovery, that he took it forward in `Emigration Fields', that it was superior to Darwin's replication, and that Darwin cleverly dumbed-down Matthew's importance. Dempster makes a good case for Matthew's complete priority over Darwin for his discovery.
Dempster's arguments once failed to influence leading Darwinists, because they argued, fallaciously, in Darwin's defence that Matthew failed to influence any naturalists. However, the new discovery that Matthew's book was in fact read and cited in the literature by seven naturalists, three of whom were associates of Darwin and one of whom (Selby) edited and published Wallace's Sarawak paper, proves beyond reasonable doubt that both Darwin and Wallace plagiarised Matthew. The newly discovered facts now render those old unevidenced Darwinian myths immaterial and show that Darwinist criticism of Dempster's book was wrong.
This book is now a classic text in the field of organic evolution and Matthewism.
Dr Mike Sutton is author of
Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret
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If its detailed facts rather than a future collectors item you are after I recommend you buy, Dempster's 1996 later book. However for a few dollars, if I were you, I'd buy a fine copy of this 1983 book, its rare and will increase in value now that Darwin's and wallace's great sceince fraud is proven.
Before the World's greatest science fraud was proven in 2014, Dempster wrote in this book that there is no need to accuse Darwin of plagiarising the work of Patrick Matthew because it is already well established that he acted badly in not citing his influencers in the first edition and other editions of the Origin of Species (Dempster, 1983 p. 64):
‘There is no need to charge Darwin with plagiarism. His scholarship and integrity were at fault in not providing all his references in the Origin: he had after 1859 another twenty years in which to do so. What one can say is that denigration of Patrick Matthew was unwarrantable and inexcusable.’
But if those three sentences do not, in fact, say that Darwin had seen Matthew’s work, replicated it, and then perpetrated a long-running science fraud by never admitting he had prior-knowledge of Matthew’s discovery, what do they say?
However, as Dempster made clear, Matthew also accepted at face value, in print at least, Darwin’s excuse that he had arrived at the theory independently. Consequently, despite Dempster’s able championing of Matthew, Darwinists retained their solution to the problem of Matthew’s prior discovery by affixing him with their mutually approved status of obscure curiosity. Refusing to give the originator of natural selection his due credit for discovering it – no matter how good and complete his hypothesis - Darwinists stuck to their guns – in the teeth of Dempster’s superb scholarship - by claiming that there was no evidence that Matthew had influenced a single person with his discovery. Filling in the knowledge gaps as to what really happened to Matthew’s ideas between their publication in 1831 and Wallace’s, (1855), Darwin’s and Wallace’s (1858) and Darwin’s (1859) replication, Darwinists simply parroted Darwin’s Appendix Myth, Scattered Passages Myth and Mere Enunciation Myth as plausible devices to enable them to accept Darwin’s fallacious tale that Matthew’s ideas went unread by natural scientists until Matthew drew Darwin’s attention to them in 1860. All three of the above myths are now uniquely bust in my own paper (Sutton 2014).
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