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Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Atavisms in homo sapiens: A bolkian heterodoxy revisited

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Springer (journals)
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Anglais
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Research-article
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Mammiferes_v2b_02593
Auteur(s)
  • Jos Verhulst
Affiliation(s)
  • Karel Oomsstraat 57, B-2018, Antwerpen, Belgium
Résumé

An atavism is the “..reappearance of a lost character (morphology or behaviour) typical of remote ancestors and not seen in the parents or recent ancestors of the organisms displaying the atavistic character” (Hall, 1984). In humans, hypertrichosis (extensive body hair), the presence of a tail and supernumerary nipples are often quoted as examples (Hall, 1995). However, Louis Bolk (1866–1930) explained these phenomena in another way. He considered human morphology as an unspecialized expression of the mammalian developmental pattern. The latter also encompasses potentialities for unilateral or propulsive development pathways (specializations) that usually remain latent in humans, but can become expressed in other species. According to Bolk, the appearance of so-called atavisms in humans results from the occasional expression of these latencies in Homo sapiens; they do not recapitulate ancestral conditions.

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  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
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Identifiant ISTEX
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Revue

Acta Biotheoretica

Année de publication
1996
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Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.572
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  • Mammiferes
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