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'''Lysenkoism''' says that acquired characteristics of organisms are passed on to their descendants. The theory was given political support in the Soviet Union in the first half of the 20th century.
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[[Image:Lysenko.jpg|right|thumbnail|150px|[[Trofim Denisovich Lysenko]] was the father of Lysenkoism. ]]
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'''Lysenkoism''' was an extension of [[Lamarck|Lamarckian evolution]] which was espoused by the [[Soviet]] geneticist [[Trofim Denisovich Lysenko|Trofim Lysenko]] in the early 20th century, and an excellent example of politically-motivated [[deceit]] used to 'prove' an ideologically-based theory.  Geneticists and biologists in general who disagreed with Lysenkoism lost their positions
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In addition, many [[genetics|geneticists]] were imprisoned and executed for their ''bourgeois science'', and agricultural policies based on Lysenkoism that were adopted under the Communist leaders [[Joseph Stalin]] and [[Mao Zedong]] caused famines and the death of millions.<ref>http://www.bookrags.com/research/lysenkoism-wog/</ref>
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Lysenkoism adopted Lamarck's idea of "acquired characteristics," which states that the traits an [[organism]] develops during its life are passed on to their descendants.  
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The theory was given enormous political support in the Soviet Union from the late 1930s until the 1950s.
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==Evolution, Atheism, and Communism==
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Lysenkoism was relied on heavily by the Communists as proof of the truth of [[atheism]].  If evolution could be studied and indeed controlled by man, God was unnecessary in [[creation]].
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It was also used as proof of communist superiority over capitalism (which was ideologically tied to Darwin's survival of the fittest), as communist scientists claimed they could improve future generations through controlling and improving the present generation.
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==Failure==
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Of course, Lysenkoism was disproven.  However, it was disproven by [[Gregor Mendel|Mendelian genetics]], not [[evolution|Darwinian evolution]], as evolutionists like to claim.
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==References==
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[[Category:Discredited Evolutionary Theories]]
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[[Category:Pseudoscience]]
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[[Category:Evolution]]

Latest revision as of 17:35, 14 July 2017

Trofim Denisovich Lysenko was the father of Lysenkoism.

Lysenkoism was an extension of Lamarckian evolution which was espoused by the Soviet geneticist Trofim Lysenko in the early 20th century, and an excellent example of politically-motivated deceit used to 'prove' an ideologically-based theory. Geneticists and biologists in general who disagreed with Lysenkoism lost their positions

In addition, many geneticists were imprisoned and executed for their bourgeois science, and agricultural policies based on Lysenkoism that were adopted under the Communist leaders Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong caused famines and the death of millions.[1]

Lysenkoism adopted Lamarck's idea of "acquired characteristics," which states that the traits an organism develops during its life are passed on to their descendants.

The theory was given enormous political support in the Soviet Union from the late 1930s until the 1950s.

Evolution, Atheism, and Communism

Lysenkoism was relied on heavily by the Communists as proof of the truth of atheism. If evolution could be studied and indeed controlled by man, God was unnecessary in creation.

It was also used as proof of communist superiority over capitalism (which was ideologically tied to Darwin's survival of the fittest), as communist scientists claimed they could improve future generations through controlling and improving the present generation.

Failure

Of course, Lysenkoism was disproven. However, it was disproven by Mendelian genetics, not Darwinian evolution, as evolutionists like to claim.

References

  1. http://www.bookrags.com/research/lysenkoism-wog/