Historic Tweet Tells World Unmarked Grave of Scottish Science Hero Patrick Matthew is Finally Discovered

By Mike Sutton


It has long been known that the Scot, Patrick Matthew, the only true originator of the theory of natural selection, was buried in what is now an unmarked grave in Errol

The True Biological Father of Natural Selection

The True Biological Father of Natural Selection

Churchyard in the Carse of Gowrie, Scotland.  However, the location of his exact, unmarked, grave has been a mystery for over 100 years.

Others, including Jim Dempster and Matthew’s descendants looked for it in the churchyard but were unable to locate where the great man was laid to rest.

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On 23 May 2015, we finally found out where to go and pay our respects to the man who uniquely discovered the most important theory in the history of science, because Matthew’s grave has been located by Peter Symon, an obviously very able British researcher working in the field of urban design history.

Symon very kindly sent me a Twitter message letting me know the details of his soon to be famous discovery.

Peter Symon’s historical tweet, pictures of the grave site in Errol Churchyard, Scotland, and further details including an image of the burial record can be found on my BestThinking blog

More details about Matthew can be found on the Patrick Matthew Website PatrickMatthew.com

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