- the theory that the human race has descended from a single pair of individuals or a single ancestral type.
Origin of monogenism
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The monogenists then resorted to an argumentation still more indirect.
The monogenists have at first made great efforts to furnish such a demonstration, but without success.
The monogenists are thus deprived of their principal basis and their sole scientific argument.
- The theory that all human beings are descended from a single pair of ancestors.
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