Bourgeois pseudoscience

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Bourgeois pseudoscience (Russian: Буржуазная лженаука) was a term of condemnation in the Soviet Union for certain scientific disciplines that were deemed unacceptable from an ideological point of view.[1][2]

At various times pronounced "bourgeois pseudosciences" were: genetics,[notes 1] cybernetics, sociology, semiotics, and comparative linguistics.[notes 2] This attitude was most prevalent during the rule of Joseph Stalin.

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  1. ^ Loren R. Graham (2004) Science in Russia and the Soviet Union. A Short History. Series: Cambridge Studies in the History of Science. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-28789-0
  2. ^ Mark Walker (2002) Science and Ideology. A Comparative History. Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-27122-6