Thursday, February 3, 2011

Black History Month - Myth Three

All through the month of February we are instructed to celebrate Black History. We are going to do that by correcting some of the myths circulated throughout the month of February. Each day there will be another entry of the myths of black inventions.

It appears the attitude of many people in our country are the same as those of the commenter on this blog a few days ago who stated, “Robb its pathetic you try to deny other races inventions(whether they invented it or not).”

Actually, I am not trying to deny anybody anything, just posting some corrections to some myths that are circulated by anti-White zealots.

For the record, I am not the author of the following.

Peanut Butter Invented by
George Washington Carver
(who began his peanut research in 1903)?
No, he didn't!
Peanuts, which are native to the New World tropics, were mashed into paste by Aztecs hundreds of years ago. Evidence of modern peanut butter comes from US patent #306727 issued to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec in 1884, for a process of milling roasted peanuts between heated surfaces until the peanuts reached "a fluid or semi-fluid state." As the product cooled, it set into what Edson described as "a consistency like that of butter, lard, or ointment." In 1890, George A. Bayle Jr., owner of a food business in St. Louis, manufactured peanut butter and sold it out of barrels. J.H. Kellogg, of cereal fame, secured US patent #580787 in 1897 for his "Process of Preparing Nutmeal," which produced a "pasty adhesive substance" that Kellogg called "nut-butter."


Anonymous said...


Even the late Dr. William Pierce accepted as true that Mr. Carver invented peanut butter. But he did not accept any of the other black invention myths.

Anonymous said...

I'm disappointed.

I've never heard anyone claim he invented peanut butter. Perhaps this is a misconception of the uneducated. If you're REALLY interested in setting the records straight, perhaps you ought to do your homework before providing your followers with slanted arguments.

To those who actually respect the man, it is no surprise that Carver did not invent peanut butter. He did, however, come up with nearly 300 uses for the peanut--not to mention a variety of other plants.

Carver was also a Christian man, and claimed that God guided his work.

Anonymous said...

Dear anonymous above;
You must spend more time with books. It is a common claim that Carver invented peanut butter. Though the claim is mistaken and perhaps Carver never made the claim himself- others certainly have. A little reseach will easily show claims of peanut butter being invented by George Washington Carver.
As to his other reseach, I can not say, but Pastor Robb is simply disputing this claim by some.

Robert Layton said...

I agree with the person above. The claims that Carver invented peanut butter are too numerous to dispute. I am surprised that you had never heard this before. As to his research, I am sure he contributed much. But there is also areas open to dispute. For example he is given credit for developing crop rotation, but crop rotation dates back to ancient Rome and was practiced throughout European history.
In the early 1700's Charles Townsend conducted extensive research in crop rotation. Townsend was a British statesmen and was nicknamed Turnip Townshend because of his work in agriculture during the British agricultural revolution.

But perhaps you have also never heard of this claim.

You really need to spend more time in the library.