Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.
As Lysenkoism enjoys a revival in Russia, it thrives here too.
The dirtiest economies have tended to be Communist ones, such as the old Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China.
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.