Dr Mike Sutton (Criminologist)



Towards a science of veracity

Understanding the power of fallacies, myths and lies


Dysology is the study of orthodox bias, academic blind spots, irrationality, pseudo scholarship and fraud influencing bad social science research, bad science, bad policymaking, quackery, counterknowledge, 'voodoo histories', 'voodoo criminology' 'flat earth news' and other ignorance.



The Dysology Hypothesis

Letting scholars get away with publishing fallacies and myths signals to others the existence of topics where guardians of good scholarship might be less capable than elsewhere. Such dysology then serves as an allurement to poor scholars to disseminate existing myths and fallacies and to create and publish their own in these topic areas, which leads to a downward spiral of diminishing veracity on particular topics.

Bombshell Discovery: Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace Committed the World's Greatest Science Fraud by Plagiarising the Entire Theory of Natural Selection and then Lying by Pretending they had no Prior-Knowledge of Patrick Matthew's Prior-Publication.


In 2014 big data analysis of the 30+ million books in the Google library project revealed that Darwin lied when he said that neither he nor any naturalist known to him had read Patrick Matthew’s prior publication of the complete theory of natural selection.


For the past 154 years the scientific community ignored the ancient Latin motto of the royal society – nullius in verba (on the word alone of no one) - and simply took Darwin’s word for it.


Criminologist Mike sutton discovered that rather than no one reading Matthew’s book that in fact at least 52 people read it, 19 of whom were in Darwin’s social circle. Seven naturalists cited Matthew’s book pre-1859 and three played key roles at the very epicentre of influence of the pre-1860 published work of Darwin and Wallace. One even edited and published Wallace’s famous Sarawak paper! Moreover Darwin told 6 lies to achieve primacy over Matthew and a computer assisted plagiarism check of the pre 1860 work of both Darwin and Wallace revealed striking similarities with Matthew’s prior published book of 1831.


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Click here to read an open access article that reveals the Darwinist Defence Trinity of Faith

What does the disconfirming evidence for Darwin's & Wallace's so-called indpendent discovery mean. Click to discuss the League of Nerds Podcast on YouTube


When respected skeptics deploy a myth to bust another myth, or else to support one, they create deeply entrenched fallacies known as supermyths.

Dysology Blog

Discovery of the Spinach Popeye and Iron Supermyth


Discovery of the greatest science fraud



The UK Home Office Zombie Cop Supermyth


The Crime Opportunity myth


Neither Cohen nor Young coined the phrase and concept of 'moral panic'


Richard Dawkins is an invented originator