The Lessons Of Lysenko

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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https://rogerhelmermep.wordpress.com/2016/11/29/the-lessons-of-lysenko/

An excellent post by Roger Helmer, who is, for those who don’t know, UKIP MEP for East Midlands:

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Following the death of Fidel Castro, it’s perhaps a good time to think about the malign impacts of totalitarian government, and the damage that political agendas can do to science.

I was recently discussing Lysenko with a friend (as you do), and naturally we turned to Wikipedia to clarify a point. And I came across a quote that hit me between the eyes (figuratively speaking);

“The term Lysenkoism can also be used metaphorically to describe the manipulation or distortion of the scientific process as a way to reach a predetermined conclusion as dictated by an ideological bias, often related to social or political objectives”.

Dear Reader, you’re way ahead of me. Yes of course, I was struck immediately by the read-across to climate science. The parallels are remarkable.

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