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What is American Lysenkoism?

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40
Guests
Jonathan Wells
Duration
00:14:33
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On this episode of ID The Future podcast, Casey Luskin interviews CSC senior fellow Jonathan Wells, who explains that Lysenkoism, where the core element is the use of government positions to deprive critics of their jobs, is alive in well in the American sciences today.

In Soviet Russia, Lysenkoists rejected Mendelian genetics and punished the scientists (who ended up being correct) for their views. Today in America, it is the Darwinists who censor proponents of intelligent design. Taking examples from this contemporary struggle for academic freedom, Wells outlines the history and context of American Lysenkoism.

For more information visit the webpage for Wells’ “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design” and the website for the Center for Science and Culture.

Jonathan Wells

Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture
Jonathan Wells has received two Ph.D.s, one in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and one in Religious Studies from Yale University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, he has previously worked as a postdoctoral research biologist at the University of California at Berkeley and the supervisor of a medical laboratory in Fairfield, California. He also taught biology at California State University in Hayward and continues to lecture on the subject.
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