Except Lysenko was a scientist... abet one that thought he could teach regular wheat to be winter resistant.And with Stalin's help threw scientists working on genetics for real winter wheat
Lysenko was not a scientist, he was a charlatan who caused real scientists to be killed or sent to the gulags.
His theories were discredited eventually and declared fraudulent.
Of course Stalin had anyone proposing a solution to the crop disasters of forced collectivism, he had them work on improving crop yields. Lysenko was supported by Stalin not because he was a success but he appeared to ‘talk the talk’ and to find a convenient scapegoat for the Stalinist agricultural failure in scientific genetics which Lysenko succeeded in branding a bourgois pseudoscience oriented towards conspiracy against Soviet agriculture.
Lysenko and Lysenkoism are mentioned when we spot a scientific fraud in our midst who uses propaganda and political power to further their scientific fraud and who silences opposition via friends in powerful political places.
Sounds exactly like Al Gore.