Plenty is doing.
"In 1948, [in Russia] the Communist Party Central Committee officially repudiated the entire science of genetics. Soviet academics were obliged to teach the pre-Darwinian doctrine that acquired characteristics can be transmitted to one's heirs.... It was not until the mid-sixties that Lysenko's scientific nonsense was formally repudiated by Soviet authorities."
Disclaimer: this quote appears here only to spark discussion. It is not endorsed one way or the other. Make up your own mind. Or just refresh the page for another viewpoint. From a collection assembled by the late Chris Brand.