Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
An Indian Cabinet minister, Satyapal Singh, with responsibility for education, had noted that Darwinian evolution is “scientifically wrong” and “not scientific.”
In addition to questions of science, debates over Darwinian theory raise a number of thorny philosophical, ethical, and theological issues.
Against the backdrop of research of Princeton’s Peter and Rosemary Grant, Darwin’s finches are among the most hyped illustrations of evolution in action.
The peacock spider was relatively unknown till Jurgen Otto began photographing them and posting videos of their elaborate, colorful dances.