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Who Was the Most Evil Scientist in History?

We are quite familiar with the idea of an evil mad scientist in fiction, but the real world has seen plenty of unethical experiments: the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Japan's Unit 731, and the Russian guy who sewed a dog's head onto another dog, not to mention scientists who pushed an agenda of one sort or another, and plenty of lesser-known yet evil things done in the name of science. Gizmodo asked six accomplished scientists to name the most evil scientist they had heard of, and four of them named the same man. You can probably guess who that is, but there are two others named as well, plus more in the comments in the latest Giz Asks column.


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Although Mengele seems to be the consensus vote of the panellists, there are several that could be arguably as bad or worse, such as:-Francis Galton, the "father" of modern Eugenics.-Trofim Lysenko, who's "theories" on agriculture resulted in the starvation of millions-Shirō Ishii, Head of Unit 731 of the Japanese Army
and we should also be asking if this also should include political scientists as well
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