PR (PlantReligion) [was Re: INFORMATION-BASED FARMING]

S. A. Modena samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu
Sun Oct 4 05:47:57 EST 1992


In article <1992Oct3.035006.19482 at muddcs.claremont.edu> purves at jarthur.claremont.edu (Bill Purves) writes:
>In article <1992Oct1.025416.6334 at ncsu.edu> samodena at csemail.cropsci.ncsu.edu (S. A. Modena) writes:
>>Well, I toss in that Vernalization, postulated by Lysenko, received
>>some "serious" attention in the West from a few plant physiologists. 
>
>Umm... although Lysenko tried to take credit for the concept of
>vernalization, it is clear that he was NOT responsible for the
>actual science involved.  He has been given a lot of undue credit
>for that one.

On the contrary, Lysenko has been given very much his due credit for
the starvation of a few millions of people and the murder of almost all 
of the Soviet Union's brilliant geneticists, including Vavilov.

>
>(bill)
>
>William K. Purves
>Department of Biology
>Harvey Mudd College
>Claremont, CA 91711

Steve
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