Lysenkoism

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Lysenkoism

[lī′seŋ·kō‚iz·əm]
(biology)
A pseudoscientific theory that flourished in the Soviet Union from the early 1930s to the mid-1960s; advocated by T. D. Lysenko, who called it agrobiology, it was claimed to be a revolutionary fusion of agronomy and biological science, and it opposed traditional biology and the gene concept but supported the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
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Bur Lysenko is simply too large a problem not to be always looming in the background, and the success of these volumes hinges not just on their adding supplementary scientific episodes but on their ability to explain the Lysenko affair by "domesticating" it within a broader framework.
147) The Lysenko affair, University of Chicago Press, 1970.
For those who want to read the whole story, it is told in the classic book The Lysenko Affair by Northwestern University professor of history David Joravsky.