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polygenism

(pə-lĭj′ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The discredited theory that humans of different races are descended from different ancestors. Also called polygeny.

po·lyg′e·nist n.
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Where pre-Adamism had been used previously to buttress the heterodox thesis of human polygenism, it was now modified so that Christians could safely embrace both the seemingly heretical Darwinian Unity of Descent and the solidly orthodox Augustinian Unity of Descent.
Of course, the body of physical evidence also suggests that polygenism is false and supports that modern human evolved with their place origin located in Sub-Saharan Africa.
For a discussion of polygenism and various versions of "scientific" racism, see S.
The dominant position in ethnology emphasized deep differences, whether based on a claim of polygenism or of evolved varieties.
Dark Spot' in the Picturesque: The Aesthetics of Polygenism and Henry James's "A Landscape-Painter.
20) Thus, not surprisingly, from 1810 to 1859 scholars wrestled with the conflict between their original commitment to Enlightenment monogenism, the theory that humankind has a single origin, and the new proponents of the theory of polygenism, a belief in the separate origins of races.
Agassiz was looking for evidence against Darwin and in support of polygenism, the theory that species and human racial groups were created separately, with distinct and unchanging attributes.
Young turned to Blackie for confirmation that "ethnology" was subordinate to "divine truth"; the Nashville minister's real concern was the challenge that Nott's polygenism presented to the orthodox interpretation of scripture.
But in little more than a decade, the condemnation of polygenism came to be regarded as theologically obsolete and it was quietly set aside.
Second, I accept polygenism (Greek polus means "many"; genesis, "origin").
In Chapter four ("Monogenism and Pologyenism") in The Equality of the Human Races, Firmin like Diop rejects the theory of polygenism (141) but instead embraces the principle of monogenism as a theory explaining the origin of humanity; he offers additional historical and textual evidence from Roman literature supporting the long-standing tradition of the classical records which identify the people of Ethiopia as Black, and that the Egyptians were the direct descendants of the Ethiopians.
78) According to Summers, Winchell's "development of evolution and polygenism [sic]" had become "so pronounced in the last year as to raise and press the question, Is Prof.