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  • n. Polygenesis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anthropology, the multiple genesis of man; the supposed independent origin of the human races, as opposed to monogenism, or the theory of unity of genesis.

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Examples

  • In the real world genes often affect more than one trait (pleiotropy), or more than one gene affects a given trait (polygeny).

    Death of a popular anti-ID argument

  • Important characteristics tend to be determined by whole constellations of different genes polygeny while each gene is now also seen as contributing to the characteristics of many different traits in the individual.

    "Retraining the Scientific Imagination..." - The Panda's Thumb

  • It was not so very long since my kind friend, Sir William Lawrence, one of the ablest men whom I have known, had been well-nigh ostracised for his book "On Man," which now might be read in a Sunday school without surprising anybody; it was only a few years since the electors to the chair of Natural History in a famous northern university had refused to invite a very distinguished man to occupy it because he advocated the doctrine of the diversity of species of mankind, or what was called "polygeny."

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • Lawrence, one of the ablest men whom I have known, had been well-nigh ostracised for his book "On Man," which now might be read in a Sunday school without surprising anybody; it was only a few years since the electors to the chair of Natural History in a famous northern university had refused to invite a very distinguished man to occupy it because he advocated the doctrine of the diversity of species of mankind, or what was called "polygeny."

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1

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