Monogenism


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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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Nott went so far as to sponsor an abridged translation of Arthur de Gobineau's Essay on the Inequality of the Races--Gobineau is widely known as the father of racist theory--in which the passages arguing for monogenism were omitted.
At the same time, however, he used his very 'modern' knowledge to defend the theory of monogenism which appeared to his peers as increasingly dated.
The first scientific anomalies challenging the paradigm of monogenism appeared with Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, and now they are intensifying since the publication of the Human Genome Project, once led by evangelical Christian Francis Collins.
I would now be willing to agree with Welch that my grounds for asserting the presence of consensus on the doctrine of monogenism prior to Vatican I are open to question, but here my point is that the "former consensus" to which I referred on page 105 was the "consensus among Catholic bishops and theologians" on page 104.
The hierarchical monogenist naturalists used the supposed objectivity of science to question the necessity of Biblical monogenism.
The popular press has misled some into thinking that scientists have discovered evidence for the very first female human, and many Christians have taken this announcement to support the biblical portrait of monogenism.
Punctiliar monogenism would imagine an historical individual Adam, who in one moment was endowed with spiritual life, and who alone sinned.
In the first section, Domning cites evidence against monogenism, the view that all humanity is descended from a single couple.