Mark Griffiths, A Leading Psychologist, Deems “Matthew Denial” an Untenable Position

Darwin's Train

– By Dr Mike Sutton – 

Leading psychologist, professor Mark Griffith’s of Nottingham Trent University in England, weighs in on the hot topic of newly discovered data in the story of Charles Darwin’s (1858; 1859) replication of Patrick Matthew’s (1831) prior published hypothesis (see Sutton 2016).

“Over the last few years, I have read over a dozen of Sutton’s online articles about Darwin and Matthew, and I was also one of the first people to read Sutton’s book before it was published. Sutton’s work is meticulous, rigorous, and fully referenced. Most of his critics have never read (or simply don’t want to read) his book. Instead they appear to take potshots at his research and reputation without bothering to read the original source.”

On Griffiths’s blog – which has received over 4 million hits – the Sociologist Dr Andrew Wilson, of Nottingham Trent University supports Griffith’s conclusions:

“Now the truth is out of the bag it is only a matter of time before enough of it seeps into the public domain to make Matthew denial look as absurd as any other attempt to protect a precious but untenable position.”

Prof. Mark Griffiths

Prof. Mark Griffiths

Read the full story and comments:

Selective memories: Charles Darwin, obsession, and Internet dating HERE

Read Sutton’s (2016) latest peer reviewed science paper on the topic HERE

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