Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
Sometimes scientists do not, in fact, follow the evidence. The consensus, then, could be wrong.
I was alarmed to see physicist Sabine Hossenfelder accept as a definition of ”science,” not a method, but merely “what scientists do.”
When establishment pillars like these finally get fed up and speak out against the weaponizing of science rhetoric, that’s a welcome and very healthy sign.
“Take the Women’s March on Washington, slash its attendance, [and] throw in Bill Nye ‘the science guy.'”