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Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism by Furcifer 11/10/2019, 5:38pm PST
Roop wrote:

You know that Charles Darwin is highly problematic, there's not much equality of outcome in his models. Pseudoscience!
Your tone suggests you're joking; however, this was in fact precisely what the Soviets believed:
Wikipedia wrote:

The pseudo-scientific ideas of Lysenkoism assumed the heritability of acquired characteristics (Lamarckism).[1] Lysenko's theory rejected Mendelian inheritance and the concept of the "gene"; it departed from Darwinian evolutionary theory by rejecting natural selection.[2] Proponents falsely claimed to have discovered, among many other things, that rye could transform into wheat and wheat into barley, that weeds could spontaneously transmute into food grains, and that "natural cooperation" was observed in nature as opposed to "natural selection".[2] Lysenkoism promised extraordinary advances in breeding and in agriculture that never came about.

Joseph Stalin supported the campaign. More than 3,000 mainstream biologists were fired or even sent to prison,[3] and numerous scientists were executed as part of a campaign instigated by Lysenko to suppress his scientific opponents.[4][5][6][7] The president of the Agriculture Academy, Nikolai Vavilov, was sent to prison and died there, while scientific research in the field of genetics was effectively destroyed until the death of Stalin in 1953.[2] Research and teaching in the fields of neurophysiology, cell biology, and many other biological disciplines was also negatively affected or banned.
Oddly, the Wikipedia article completely fails to mention that Lysenko's disastrous policies contributed to the starvation and death of an estimated 37 million people in the USSR and PRC.
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I'm less interested in his teeth fails, more in his pseudoscience fails. by Mischief Maker 09/08/2018, 7:26am PDT
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_distribution by Roop 09/08/2018, 1:36pm PDT
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            That's what Peterson was talking about by Roop 09/08/2018, 2:59pm PDT
            His C-16 by Mysterio 09/08/2018, 3:31pm PDT
                *critique NT by Mysterio 09/08/2018, 3:32pm PDT
        Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysenkoism by Furcifer 11/10/2019, 5:38pm PST NEW
 
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