St. George Jackson Mivart (1827-1900)

British morphologist. After studying under Huxley, he ironically became an opponent of Darwinism. He revived the argument from design, suggesting that variation was predetermined by a higher intelligence and, inspired by Galton, that evolution proceeded by steps instead of by the accumulation of small variations. He eventually modified his theistic evolutionism by accepting a role for neo-Lamarckism.


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