Monday, November 14, 2005

Science and Genetics in the USSR

USSR used to suppress science that it didn't like as bourgeois science, and would promote science that originated from regular proletariat peasants. The USSR often pushed science founded on ideological and political grounds, as opposed to scientific grounds. In particular the USSR jailed and executed many geneticists on charges of wrecking, mostly on advice from the anti-geneticist scientist Trofim Lysenko. The USSR didn't like the idea of hereditary traits--they wanted to believe the we all start with a blank slate.


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