Trofim Denisovich Lysenko

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Noun1.Trofim Denisovich Lysenko - Soviet geneticist whose adherence to Lamarck's theory of evolution was favored by Stalin (1898-1976)
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In the Soviet Union, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898-1976) promoted the Lamarckian view of the inheritance of acquired characteristics.
Stalin himself was instrumental in the three most transformative developments in science during the entire Soviet period: the Bolshevization of the Academy of Sciences (1928-32); the construction and detonation of the first Soviet atomic bomb (1949); and the criminalization of genetics and the granting to Trofim Denisovich Lysenko control over the life sciences in the communist world (1948).
Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, Josef Mengele, and Edward Teller come to mind for good reason.