Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An adherent of or believer in polygeny; a special-creationist; particularly, one who advocates the view that the human race consists of several distinct zoölogical races or species.
  • Same as polygenous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.

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  • noun One who maintains that animals of the same species have sprung from more than one original pair; -- opposed to monogenist.

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Examples

  • Among authors whom Sillanpää read and learned from were Tolstoy, Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Hamsun and Spengler, and he was deeply influenced by the racial and polygenist biological theories of the German naturalist and philosopher Ernst Haeckel.

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  • The BIG LIE even gained the support of respectable scientists, such as the polygenist, Louis Agassiz.

    Hannity, Clinton, Obama, Rev. Wright and "Racism 101"

  • It is easy for us to dot the _i_ and cross the _t_ here; less easy perhaps to realize that what troubled von Baer was the persistence of British and American ethnologists in the polygenist heresy, which he traced (and rightly) to their reluctance to treat their 'black brother' as if he were their relative at all.

    The Unity of Civilization

  • -- Zoölogists, from the point of view of their own science, now more generally favor the _monogenist_ doctrine, which traces mankind to a single pair, than the polygenist, which assumed different centers of origin.

    Outline of Universal History

  • polygenist” view and the “monogenist” view can claim compatibility with the Babel story.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • There any man, monogenist, polygenist, eugenestic or dysgenestic, may state the truth as far as is in him.”

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • There any man, monogenist, polygenist, eugenestic or dysgenestic, may state the truth as far as is in him. "

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • There any man, monogenist, polygenist, eugenestic or dysgenestic, may state the truth as far as is in him. "

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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