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punctuationist

Saltos de línea: punc¦tu|ation|ist

Definición de punctuationist en inglés:

sustantivo

Biology
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.

Derivados

punctuationalism

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sustantivo
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.

punctuationalist

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adjetivo
Example sentences
  • In terms of evaluating both arguments, it is important to dispel the some common myths about punctuationalist theory.

punctuationism

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sustantivo
Example sentences
  • 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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