Hitchens wrote something in his god is not Great to confuse me again:
Stalin then pedantically repeated the papal routine of making science conform to dogma, by insisting that the shaman and charlatan Trofim Lysenko had disclosed the key to genetics and promised extra harvests of specially inspired vegetables. (Millions of innocents died of gnawing internal pain as a consequence of this “revelation.”)
I can't figure out what is the exact meaning of inspired here.
Should I consider the meaning given by Oxford Dictionaries, which is:
- Of extraordinary quality, as if arising from some external creative impulse
Or should I take the Merraim-Webster definition:
- having a particular cause or influence
I don't know if I should consider any meaning(s) other than the above two.
I would appreciate it if anyone could help me out with this.
Thank you very much.