Recent Examples of polygenesis from the Web
Douglass was especially critical of the promotion of polygenesis: the idea that the races of humankind emerged in separate creation events and with unequal capacities.
This shaped his application of special creationism to humans, in a theory that came to be known as polygenesis.
Far less so is Samuel Morton (champion of the obsolete theory of polygenesis) or Thomas Dixon (author of novels romanticizing Klan violence).
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Origin and Etymology of polygenesis
First Known Use: circa 1872See Words from the same year
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