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  • adj. Pertaining to, or causing saltation

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Examples

  • This is not at all valid and I think it's a big mistake because we know there are non-linear and what I call saltational mechanisms of embryonic development that could have contributed - and I'm virtually certain that they did - to evolution.

    ScreenTalk

  • This is not at all valid and I think it's a big mistake because we know there are non-linear and what I call saltational mechanisms of embryonic development that could have contributed -- and I'm virtually certain they did -- to evolution.

    ScreenTalk

  • There's also something called saltational mechanisms which produce abrupt evolutionary change, that is -- jumps -- where one form rapidly replaces another.

    Olduvai, Evolution, and Darwin

  • Over the years I would say there was a backing off by Gould and Eldredge from considering what evolutionary biologists would call saltational mechanisms, which are true jumps.

    ScreenTalk

  • Some decenniums ago some biologists believed in evolution with jumps saltational evolution.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • The YEC philosophy is consistent with saltational evolutionary theories such as those put forth by Schindewolf, Goldschmidt, and more recently Davison.

    19th Century Evangelical Scholars, Old Earth and Evolution

  • His point of course is that natural selection is the major mechanism for typogenesis, not saltational events, as they are improbable.

    Common Descent & Common Design – An Unexpected Outcome

  • Guts: there is a paper here that allows the possibility of saltational events, albeit, rare, by evolutionary biologist:

    Common Descent & Common Design – An Unexpected Outcome

  • Alan there is a paper here that allows the possibility of saltational events, albeit, rare, by an evolutionary biologist:

    Common Descent & Common Design – An Unexpected Outcome

  • Yes the author is an evolutionary biologist that allows the possibility, albeit rare, of saltational events.

    Common Descent & Common Design – An Unexpected Outcome

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  • It means "concerning a jump". I discovered the word in this article from the New York Times in this context:


    "If you do statistics in the context of something you’re interested in and are good at, then it becomes an incremental as opposed to a saltational jump," Dr. Wilson said.

    In Biology, this refers to a mutation or any abrupt break in smooth evolution.

    May 29, 2008