The Russian Academy of Sciences issued a memorandum “On the pseudoscience of astrology.” In dark times, even stating obvious things becomes a struggle for normality and resistance to chaos. We did a kind of backstage, telling some interesting facts about the preparation of the memorandum and the work of the Commission.
Scientists were shocked by a talk at a theological conference by Alexander Kudryavtsev, director of the Institute of General Genetics, in which he actually renounced the science he was supposed to be engaged in. «I will give my vision of the world,» the speaker begins and utters a manifesto of religious fundamentalism that leads to militarism.