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Bourgeois pseudoscience was an epithet used by the Soviets, especially the Stalinists, to dismiss any science that was inconvenient to their ideology. The most infamous case of this was when genetics and Darwinian evolution were declared to be "bourgeois pseudosciences" and scientists adhering to these theories were shipped off to the gulags while Lysenkoism was practiced in preference. Other natural and social sciences labeled as "bourgeois pseudoscience" included cybernetics, sociology, and comparative linguistics.
 See also
- Abiotic oil, another great Soviet scientific achievement
- Sound science, for the capitalist pig-dog version
- Pseudoscience is a Path to the Middle Ages by Ehduard Kruglyakov
- Dmitri N. Shalin. Sociology for the Glasnost Era: Institutional and Substantial Changes in Soviet Sociology. Social Forces, Volume 68:4, June 1990.