BAD SCHOLARSHIP, WEIRD BELIEFS AND STRANGELY UNEXPLORED AREAS OF RESEARCH

Identifying strangely neglected areas of research, understanding why orthodox research scholarship and 'knowledge' becomes lopsided, revealing and understanding the reasons for the creation, dissemination and widespread belief in academic and policy oriented research frauds, lies, deceptions, hoaxes, fallacies, myths, braced myths, errors and irrational policymaking.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Uncovering the Most Sensational Science Fraud Since Piltdown Man



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The world's leading experts (including Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and Richard Dawkins) agree that Patrick Matthew, not Darwin or Wallace, originated the full theory of evolution by natural selection. However, Darwin convinced the world that neither he nor any other naturalist had read it before he and Wallace replicated it and claimed it as their own. Darwin told several lies about the scientific readership of Mathew's book. Independently verifiable facts in this book prove it. Darwin's lies concealed what he had twice been told in writing about the pre-1858 readership of Patrick Matthew's prior-published theory. This discovery of Darwin's proven sly dishonesty, added to Sutton's original bombshell discovery of the "New Data" that several highly influential naturalists, who Darwin and Wallace knew, in fact did read and then cite Matthew's (1831) book containing his original breakthrough before Darwin and Wallace (1858) and Darwin (1859) replicated it without citing Matthew, uncovers the world's most sensational case of plagiarising science fraud by glory theft. 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 crimes of intellectual and property theft to the area of scientific discovery theft. He has unearthed compelling new evidence of the Royal Society’s egregious failure to faithfully follow its own oldest and most fundamental tenet resulting in the greatest scientific fraud in history. Just as new DNA analysis is changing traditional forensic science, Sutton has pioneered the use of newly available "big data" analysis of the literature to expose science fraud. His biggest catch so far, Charles Darwin – the same Charles Darwin credited with discovering the theory of natural selection. In his book "Nullius in Verba: Darwin’s Greatest Secret," Sutton reveals in compelling and convincing detail a huge cache of independently verifiable facts that, contrary to what is said in an untold number of documentaries, books and scholarly works, the theory of macroevolution by natural selection was not independently discovered by Charles Darwin, or Alfred Wallace. Avoiding any religious and philosophical entanglements, Sutton’s sharp objective eye of the criminal investigator and academic creates a vivid and authentic depiction of the times, the characters, and the cover-up that endured for over 130 years – until now. More than the clues and facts, Sutton brings to life the colorful personalities, professional rivalries, gargantuan egos, and scramble for notoriety and its riches of the people involved. This behind-the-scenes portrayal will be fascinating to anyone who loves a true-life detective story, where in this case, the victim was the truth. It will be very surprising if Darwin’s claim to have independently discovered the theory of natural selection will survive Sutton’s tireless investigative research and fact-driven discovery paradigm puncturing evidence. (Available on all Amazon sites e.g Amazon.com and Amazon.uk).

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Not THE cause: Understand necessary and sufficient conditions

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Monday, 22 May 2017

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Can you have a good quack?

Friday, 14 April 2017

Chemistry Envy Criminology

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Saturday, 25 March 2017

VAM Infects Donald Trump

Desspite research, there is currently not a shred of scientific evidence for any causal relationship between infant vaccinations and autism. Any notion that such a thing might exist originated in an article in the Lancet in 1998. That article, written by Andrew Wakefield and several colleagues, was later retracted for science fraud. Here..

Robert De Niro who has a son with autism once went on TV to lobby for more research into the possible causal effects of vaccinations on autism. Clearly, the Wakefield article set an insidious meme lose in the world: the 'Vaccine Autism Meme' (VAM). De Niro caught it. His mind was contaminated with it. Perhaps it still is. You can go straight to the TV interview HERE.

Today, the brain of the President of the United States of America is proven to be infected with VAM. The hard evidence is provided by way of his own Tweets. The evidence has been safely archived and cited for posterity at my blog site: "The Veracity Institute" HERE.

Back in the UK, where this whole thing started, I have been commissioned by the Editor of the highly respected and influential HealthWatch Magazine to write a brief article on the subject of what we know and don't know about the impact of politicians personally broadcasting information on health issues - including vaccination coverage in the USA and elsewhere in the world. The article is to be co-authored with Professor Matt Henn - an expert on politics, and Linda Gibson, an expert on public health. We propose in our forthcoming article that a research project should be commissioned to look in greater depth at this one particular issue.

HealthWatch first came to hear of my research into science myths via earlier work published in the Internet Journal of Criminology and  on Best Thinking. If you use Google as your browser, an article they commissioned me t write on the Spinach myth can be read HERE.

When our VAM article is published I will write a blog - with a link to it.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Lateral Thinking - Can You do it? Or are you stuck like a jack in the box?


Why is this an important thing to know about and know how to deal with? Find out here

"Making the Complex Simple": Journalista PR Agency Founder, Owner and Managing Director Holly Sutton

The Market Reduction Approach to Stolen Goods: The Actual Facts are Important

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TO AVOID THE CREATION OF NEW FALLACIES AND MYTHS, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SCHOLARS TO BE CAREFUL, BE PRECISE AND TO GET THE FACTS RIGHT AND TO BE EVEN-HANDED WHEN DISSEMINATING COMMENTS AND REVIEWS ABOUT THE  ORIGINAL ACADEMIC WORK AND ORIGINAL CONCEPTIONS OF OTHERS AND ANY EVALUATIONS OF IT.

My Oxford University Press Bibliography on Fencing and Stolen Goods is in-press and will be published very shortly in 2017. 

Meanwhile, here is a list of just a small sample of my theoretical and evidence-led work that has been published on the Market Reduction Approach the theft.

1.  British Journal of Criminology: SUPPLY BY THEFT: Does the Market for Second-hand Goods Play a Role in Keeping Crime Figures High? Click Here

2. Home Office Research Study: Handling Stolen Goods and Theft: A Market Reduction Approach: Click Here - based on questions I designed and analysed for the nationally representative  British Crime Survey and in-depth semi-structured qualitative interviews with known prolific thieves, consumers and various types of fence.

3. Home Office Policing and Reducing Crime Unit Report: Tackling Theft With the Market Reduction Approach: Click Here - Based in large part on knowledge gained from then on-going evaluation of implementation of MRA Operation Radium in Kent

4. Problem oriented Policing US Department of Justice COPS Office Guide to Talking Stolen Goods Markets: Click Here - Overview of publications and reports on many initiatives to tackle theft by tackling stolen goods market in UK and USA.

5, HANDLING STOLEN GOODS: FINDINGS FROM THE 2003 OFFENDING CRIME
AND JUSTICE SURVEY Mike Sutton, Sarah Hodgkinson and Mike Levi  Click Here

6.  How Prolific Thieves Sell Stolen Goods Click Here



Read my IJC blog post on exactly why veracity is important for sound scholarship and how to deal with those who can't seem to understand why. HERE

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Truth Branched From a Common Ancestor of Darwin's and Wallace's Lies

Veracity is just as important in criminology as it is in other academic and policy oriented areas

I explain why in a very well cited article. First read about why I wrote it here