NATS 1775 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Aryan Race, Marxism, Trofim Lysenko

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Lecture three: science, technology and ideology during wwii and the cold war. Definition - a collection of ideas behind a theory (such as political, economic or religious). These are usually proposed by dominant members of the society, to the remainder of the population. It is a type of way of looking at things, like a perspective. Transforming science and ideas to conform with the political ideologies present at the time. Forms of science deemed to be unacceptable are no longer practiced. Scientists and institutions that are unacceptable are expelled from the system and fired from their place of work. Acceptable scientists and fields are recruited by the political regime at the time to help support and promote their ideologies. Research that will produce favorable results for the regime are supported and handsomely rewarded. Research that will produce results that go against the regime or any of its ideas will be punished and quickly brought to an end.

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