The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"The Marvels of Science"

Deborah Kallikak reading a book with a cat in her lap

Common Clay

Henry Herbert Goddard (1866-1957), the man who made morons

H.H. Goddard's studies of the feeble-minded helped justify eugenics policies across the world... which is a tragedy because they junk science and lies.

Soviet propaganda poster promoting collectivization

Moron or Madman? Addenda

duped by Mendelist-Morganists

We thought our episode on Trofim Lysenko was too focused on the what and when rather than the how and why. This bonus episode should clear things up.

The Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature

Moron or Madman?

in which science is subordinated to politics

Trofim D. Lysenko (1898-1976) set back the study of biology in the Soviet Union for two generations -- but the lessons you should learn from his story are not the one scientists and philosophers have pushed.