They believed it to be atavistic
in nature and an embryological remnant of panniculus carnosus.
Doan's edited collection, Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic
, Murray Leeder asserts that Dracula's motif of evolution and degeneration "has passed on to subsequent vampire narratives" (15), forging an argument that engages history and temporality both within its objects of study and as it concerns those texts themselves.
This configuration allows Seitler to suggest that "if all instincts are atavistic
, then the Freudian subject is itself an atavism" (45).
I distrust them from a deep, puritanical, atavistic
well" - Comic actor Griff Rhys Jones whose safe deposit account, he says, has evaporated, leaving the banks unscathed..
Scholars for too long have ignored the role of atavistic
culture in thwarting if not preventing social change.
And then, of course, "those atavistic
, soulless, grasping, greedy entities, corporations." Now there he may have actually hit a bull's-eye.
Harald Friedl's exquisitely shot, deftly edited docu "Out of Time" displays an almost atavistic
level of professional craftsmanship ideally suited to its subject: the fate of four Viennese family-run specialty shops in danger of extinction and their elderly owners.
Ireland-Wales triggers some strange, atavistic
impulse that sees me wearing the green, singing the Soldiers Song and supping the black stuff instead of Brains.
So why does a non-Irish, British resident like Dr Jeanette Findlay hold such atavistic
and luddite opinions?
However, in texts we examine below, atavistic
children are actually born.
Perhaps it all comes down to a sense of the "magic" of mathematics--an atavistic
reaction to the realisation that order can be imposed on a chaotic world.
Is Kurzweil admitting here that even in a world where everything is technologically possible, every desire can be scientifically fulfilled, every hunger nanotechnologically sated, there will still be some atavistic
motivation for mayhem and murder?