Science: Chase Formal Genetics!

In present-day Soviet Russia, young mouths have a lot to say. Recently 24 students of the Timiryazeff Agriculture Academy in Moscow got hot under their proletarian collars, wrote a steaming letter to the Commissariat of Agriculture's official journal, which published the letter last week, under the headline: "Chase Formal Genetics from the Universities!" Charles Darwin was okay, the students said in effect, but Mendel and Morgan were way off the party line, if not downright counterrevolutionary. To capitalist hell with the Mendelian Law!

Johann Gregor Mendel (1822-84) was a quiet Moravian monk, who discovered...

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