|Grant was livid that Darwin had slyly capered off with his - at that time unpublished - original discovery, |
found more evidences to support it and presented it at a learned society! Weirdly, Darwin saw no shame in it.
Darwin's successful perpetration of the world's greatest plagiarising science fraud by glory theft, of Patrick Matthew's prior-published discovery (see Sutton 2016) was preceded by an simpler act of the same sly ilk against the Edinburgh University scholar Robert Grant.
'Darwin's sly, thunder-stealing actions made Grant realize he had made a big mistake in sharing the complex details of his discovery ahead of its full publication. The ambitious Darwin, obviously with no original ideas of his own, unexpectedly exploited the information Grant shared in confidence. He wanted "in" on Grant's exclusive breakthrough, and so made sure to get his very own glorious supporting evidence for it. Grant, quite rightly, slapped the capering interloper down. Poor, wee, upset Darwin, indeed!'Source of text Mike Sutton (2014) Nullius in Verba: Darwin's greatest secret: Here
Darwin's own account of his presentation at the Plinian Society at the of Grant's discovery - supported by Darwin's extra evidences - can be read here. Unsurprisingly, given what we know of Darwin's serial dishonesty, it contains nothing of Grant's fury at Darwin's glory theft. In that regard, elsewhere, Darwin slyly tried to spin the truth to make it look like Grant had an irrational territorial hissy-fit (see Sutton 2014 for all the details).
Practicing to Deceive? Study the actions of a master crook: https://t.co/HkIfsrR0nb pic.twitter.com/i31cosRRbB— Supermythbuster (@supermyths) August 24, 2016