Trofim Lysenko probably killed more human beings than any individual scientist in history. Dubious scientific achievements of the Soviet biologist, condemned millions of people to starvation through bogus agricultural research, apparently without hesitation. 

Trofim Lysenko probably killed more human beings than any individual scientist in history.

Lysenko, a Soviet biologist, condemned perhaps millions of people to starvation through bogus agricultural research

Lysenko rose to the top of the Soviet scientific establish with unusual speed.

Born into a family of peasant farmers in 1898, he illiterate until age 13, he used the Russian Revolution for personal gain.

After admission to several agricultural schools, he began EXPERIMENTING with new methods of growing PEAS during the long, Soviet winter.

Through poorly designed experiments and faked results, his “work” won him praise from a state-run newspaper in 1927.

The “barefoot scientist” became popular within the Communist party LED BY STALIN, which glorified peasants.