In contrast to Lysenkoism
, Global Warming has a global constituency, and has successfully coopted almost all of institutional science.
Escape from climate alarmism will be more difficult than from Lysenkoism
, in Lindzen's view, because Global Warming has become a religion.
Two prominent twentieth-century examples are Lysenkoism
and the racist theories of Nazi Germany.
37) This total rejection of eugenics paved the way in part for the rise of Lysenkoism
in the 1930s.
It's like the Soviet Union, where you had to believe in Lysenkoism
, the inheritance of acquired traits.
Official Soviet biological doctrine was Lysenkoism
, and Russian Darwinists were denounced as "Trotskyite agents of international fascism" and thrown into the Gulag for their scientific sins,
Their chapter, "The Problem of Lysenkoism
," treats the same failure of the Marxist imposition of ideology onto genetics as does Sagan, but they conclude with the observation that "Lysenkoism
is held up by bourgeois commentators as the supreme demonstration that conscious ideology cannot inform scientific practice and that 'ideology has no place in science'" (191).
The classic example is Lysenkoism
which the Soviet government concluded was "the only truly scientific and materialistic theory of heredity constructed on the basis of dialectical materialism.
reigned for decades and made a mess of Soviet agronomy until it was finally disproven.