Next Level Research
The academic use of hi-tech empirical data detecting disruptive technologies to unearth and then help reduce the orthodox acceptance and dissemination of mere fake facts.
What is a Supermyth?
Read my "Dysology" article "On Supermyths" to find out more. HERE
The phenomenon of the Supermyth was first published on Best Thinking to bust the myth about a decimal point error in the iron content of spinach leading to it it being the secret of Popeye’s superpowers and generations of children being forced to eat the slimy muck.
The story has now jumped from the internet to the pages of a book published by the Penguin Group.
Sam Arbesman’s 'The Half Life of Facts: Why Everything we Know Has and Expiration Date' was updated between the hard back and the paper version in order to take account of my article: 'The The Spinach, Popeye, Iron, Decimal Error Myth is Finally Busted'.
Supermyths, of which braced myths are a sub-type, are ironic, unintended, or else deliberate and disingenuous, consequences of fallacy dissemination.
Supermyths have very specific components:
1. The creation of a fallacy, myth or error by an orthodox expert.
2. Being used by another expert who in turn promotes it as being ‘true, and whilst still thinking that it is true either promotes it as a good example of the need to be healthily skeptical of bad scholarship, or else:
3. compounds the myth by using it as a premise upon which to build one or more supporting myths.
Braced myths are supermyths that have been pointedly deployed by orthodox scholars in order to bust another specific myth or fallacy. The braced myth hypothesis is that using one myth as a specific mythbusting device in this way braces the supermyth to make it further entrenched and therefore more difficult to prevent it being credulously disseminated as though it is veracious knowledge.
My latest research onto this phenomenon, with the aid of hi-tech research techniques, has enabled me to discover and prove beyond any reasonable doubt that Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace plagiarised the entire concept of natural selection from the botanist Patrick
It is a proven fallacy that Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace (1858/59) were each first to independently conceive the full theory of evolution by natural selection. This is because top Darwin experts such as Richard Dawkins and Darwin medal winners Sir Gavin de Beer and Ernst Mayr (to name just a few) write that Patrick Matthew (1831) was in fact first into print with the entire theory. The myth that Darwin should have priority for Matthew's prior published theory is based on the falsehood knowingly spread by Darwin that no single person read Matthew's theory. In fact Darwin's and Wallace influencers and their influencers, among others also newly discovered, had read and cited Matthew's book. For these facts and many more in this story read the book Science Fraud.
More than one artificial intelligence system finds Charles Darwin guilty of knowingly lying about Matthew's (1831) prior readership. Hence the Supermyth of Darwin being an honest originator of the thery of evolution by natural selection is busted by the empirical data and logical reasoning based on it.
See the empirical data on this topic Here