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Monogenism

 

the doctrine in anthropology which asserts that mankind has a single origin and that all the human races are related to one another by blood kinship.

According to monogenism, contemporary mankind has one species (Homo sapiens), and the human races are intraspecific subdivisions that formed as a result of modern man’s settling in various areas of the world. Monogenism is confirmed by a multitude of anthropological facts and above all by the fact that all the human races yield fertile offspring when mixed.

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Blood, after all, is the operative term in the conflation of monogenesis and incest, and Shell's suggestion of a "teleological" movement from monogenesis to universal incest overlooks the important role that the figure of "blood" plays in their discursive conflation.
Indeed, incest and monogenesis have nothing to do with each other; "blood"--by imbuing the discourse of genealogy with cultural concepts of contagion and impurity--makes it seem as if they do.
Redefining the possibilities of what it means to be "of one blood," Hopkins's volatile magnetism literally flows through all human beings, and by virtue of this substance, all human beings share a powerful unity that can never be achieved through the more limited biological or genealogical paraphrase of "one blood" as a figurative reference to the theory of monogenesis.
virgin birth and paternal monogenesis are closely linked--but this seems
The reasoning for the blackness of "the whitest man" could easily be attributed to the phenomena of passing and miscegenation as well, but in the second stanza Johnson instead suggests that the African diaspora engendered monogenesis and invokes an edenic moment when "ancient blood warmed blacker men/in some far distant scene" (7).
For Johnson, an obvious subscriber to the monogenesis theory, essential geographical references work toward a concept of global unity.
The Ocean West shares and warrants were distributed to shareholders from Monogenesis Corporation, a closed-end investment company and statutory underwriter.
Dixon, when he says that it is unlikely that we will ever be able to prove monogenesis or polygenesis of languages, and that it will "never be possible for linguists to recover the structure of 'proto-World"' (The Rise and Fall of Languages [Cambridge Univ.
His biography of Conrad Grebel argued for a single origin of the movement that began in Zurich among disciples of Ulrich Zwingli, what is now called the monogenesis theory.