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punctuationist Syllabification: punc·tu·a·tion·ist
Pronunciation: /ˌpəNG(k)(t)SHo͞oˈāSH(ə)nəst/

Definition of punctuationist in English:


A person who believes in or advocates the hypothesis of punctuated equilibrium.
Example sentences
  • In any case, no real evolutionist, whether gradualist or punctuationist, uses the fossil record as evidence in favor of evolution as opposed to special creation.


Pronunciation: /-ˈāSHənlˌizəm/
Example sentences
  • The American biologist S. Jay Gould preferred to use the term ‘punctuationalism’ for long periods of tranquility interrupted by brief moments of profound change.
  • "Punctuationalism" may prove to be a valuable revision to Darwinism.
Pronunciation: /-ˈāSHənl-ist/
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  • In terms of evaluating both arguments, it is important to dispel the some common myths about punctuationalist theory.
Pronunciation: /-ˈāSHəˌnizəm/
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  • Punctuated equilibrium is commonly contrasted against the theory of phyletic gradualism, which states that evolution generally occurs uniformly and by the steady and gradual transformation of whole lineages (anagenesis).
  • In addition, when comparing the theories of gradualism with punctuationism, it is important to evaluate the theory of saltationism.
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