The latest addition to the Speed Of Dark’s Dark Matter catalogue is the story of Trofim Denisovich Lysenko, a pseudoscientist who became director of Soviet biology under Joseph Stalin. His career serves as a cautionary tale of how science can be hijacked to support a political ideology.

At a time when theories like anthropogenic global warming and creationism are becoming disturbingly popular, it should serve as a lesson to us all:

Trofim Lysenko

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David Winship has written an unauthorised autobiography and several critically disdained literary tomes. His work is frequently compared with Steinbeck, Orwell and Hemingway, but unfortunately Mike Steinbeck, Daisy Orwell and Howard Hemingway were all terrible writers. He has been totally overlooked for the most prestigious literary awards worldwide, which is a shame as most of the words are spelled correctly. In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

Dave’s blog (The Speed Of Dark Blog) is part of his crusade for truth and justice and universal entitlement to free real ale. It may well be that his whole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others.

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