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The Latin phrase "Nullius in Verba" has been the motto of Britain’s famous Royal Society – one of the oldest learned societies in the world – since the 17th century. It means that we should not accept that something is true based solely on anyone’s word regardless of his or her authority or stature.

Sutton has brought his considerable expertise in understanding what causes
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Published July 25th 2014 by Thinker Media, Inc.
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Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Commentary of Mike Sutton’s Book Nullius in Verba (Darwin’s greatest secret)
Emilio Cervantes
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The cover of this book shows a caricature of Charles Darwin seated on top of a big red book. The caricature was published in Vanity Fair in 1871, but the book below Darwin has been added recently by the artist. Close examination reveals Patrick Matthew’s name written with gold letters in the spine of the red book. Nullius in Verba (Darwin’s greatest secret) presents definitive pr
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Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mike Sutton’s book

Dr. Mike Sutton’s book “Nullius in Verba” (2017) sheds new light on the relationship between the two naturalists Patrick Matthew (1790-1874) and Charles Darwin (1809-1882). Untill now Matthew has been a footnote in the history of science, Darwin a demigod. His followers, the neo-darwinists, have monopolized biology after World War II with their claim that evolution equals darwinism. The claim is contested on several levels. To locate Sutton’s book in the field of these Darwin-d
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Andy Sutton
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I should start by declaring that I know the author professionally (though we haven’t worked together). We share a surname but are not related. I should also declare that I’m responsible for realising Mike’s concept and brief for the cover design.

Before I go into a detailed review, the main thrust here is that I think Dr Sutton’s evidence and argument is very strong and his assertion is undeniable that Patrick Matthew should properly be credited as the originator of the theory of evolution by nat
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Andy Sutton
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I should start by declaring that I know the author professionally (though we haven’t worked together). We share a surname but are not related. I should also declare that I’m responsible for realising Mike’s concept and brief for the cover design.

Before I go into a detailed review, the main thrust here is that I think Dr Sutton’s evidence and argument is very strong and his assertion is undeniable that Patrick Matthew should properly be credited as the originator of the theory of evolution by nat
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David Wilkins
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I bought a paperback copy of the book after reading the excellent reviews added to the Kindle edition – it is an Amazon failure that they do not merge reviews written for different formats or posted in different domains. Although I note that the one negative reviewer, JF Derry, has managed to overcome that problem taking every opportunity to add defamatory comments at every opportunity. The fact Derry has an axe to grind with Sutton adds spice to this story... it was certainly enough to flavour ...more
Jf
Jul 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Dear fellow readers and reviewers, quite a lot of work has now been carried out, testing the claims in this book. Was that not the first action to occur to you? These are big claims. Even the author says so. Perhaps it's worth checking them out. Doing so, anyone will see that the two main lists that provide the backbone to the author's claims are untenable when tested. The quick and easy one is list 2, which is supposed to demonstrate many subsequent uses of Matthew's key phrasings. Yet, search ...more
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Born in Orpington in Kent in 1959. lived in many cities in England. In Nottingham since 2001.

Former UK Home Office Senior Research Officer (Criminology). Currently: Reader in Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.

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“is a mere tri-coincidence, improbable beyond rational belief, that three out of only seven naturalists known to have cited Matthew’s prior-published book before 1858, containing the full hypothesis of natural selection, played such pivotal roles at the very epicenter of influence and facilitation of Darwin’s and Wallace’s published work on natural selection.” 0 likes
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