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Political Science

  "Politics is the set of activities that are associated with making decisions in groups, or other forms of power relations among individuals..." (   "Science is a rigorous, systematic endeavor that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about everything." ( Political truths only need agreement or compliance. There is no requirement for political truths to make sense.  Trofim Lysenko was a Soviet  agronomist who was appointed the head of  the Soviet Academy of Agricultural Sciences by Joseph Stalin.  Lysenko stated that  genetics and agricultural science was "bourgeois and  fascist   " .  Lysenko rejected Mendelian genetics, substituting his own crackpot ideas.  As many as 3,000 soviet scientists who challenged his ideas were silenced, fired, imprisoned or even executed.  Lysenko studied as an agronomist and geneticist under some of t