#046 – Nullius in Verba – Darwin’s Greatest Secret – The Leqgue of Nerds

Dr Mike Sutton sits down with Myles to discuss his book Nullius in Verba – Darwin’s Greatest Secret. Dr Sutton believes that in 1831 Patrick Matthew published a full account of natural selection in his book ‘On Naval Timber and Arboriculture’.

Interestingly both Darwin and Wallace claim to have not being influenced by the book and did not know of any other naturalist who had read it. Dr Sutton has uncovered that a number of naturalist had read and cited the work.

About Myles Power (649 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

1 Comment on #046 – Nullius in Verba – Darwin’s Greatest Secret – The Leqgue of Nerds

  1. Hi Myles

    Down the line from our interview – this month I’m giving a public lecture on the story of Matthew, Darwin and Wallace, It’s at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. Some of the focus will be on the sustainability (and commercial threat to) the monumental giant redwood trees that Matthew planted in Scotland. Surprisingly, we find Darwin’s and Wallace’s correspondent Professor John Lindley involved in a most peculiar “garden plot” in this precise part of the story: http://patrickmathew.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/source-of-matthew-trees-and-john.html


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