LATEST HISTORICAL COMMENTS SHOWING DARWIN’S LACK OF PRIORITY ON EVOLTION The following are the latest in a long series of quotes provided by me which were found by doing an in depth search of the pre-Origin literature concerning evolution. They help demonstrate, yet again, that Darwin did not have priority on any of the ideas […]
Some years ago, my friend and college Chandra Wickramasinghe gave me to study a thick manuscript written by him and Fred Hoyle showing that Charles Darwin had not originated the idea of natural selection, but instead gave most of the credit to another English naturalist called Edwin Blyth.
Until recently, few people had heard of Patrick Matthew. His name would occasionally appear in biographies of Charles Darwin, but for a long time it looked like he would remain a footnote in the history of biology.