Science: Watch Your Quantum Theory

Russian scientists, like Russian artists, must toe the party line. Soviet biologists who disagree with the scientifically naive theories of T. D. Lysenko, Communism's pet geneticist, run the risk of being "disciplined." The penalty for arguing is demotion, imprisonment or worse (TIME, Sept. 6). Economists and statisticians who have deviated from the official line have also suffered. But until recently, Russian physicists were left alone. The Soviet Union, struggling desperately to make an atomic bomb, needed all its physicists.

Last week the physicists were herded into line too. The Literary Gazette published two...

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