Patrick Matthew

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

October 12, 2014 // 5 Comments

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 [...]