While there is some scientific authority for the assertion that there is no atavism
to the black where white and coloured are united, there seems also to be no specific evidence to show that it does occur.
Schmalhausen (1917) and Holmgren (1933) noted that primitive tetrapods have more than one central element in the mesopodium and that this primitive pattern is a frequent intrapopulational atavism
in derived taxa (which typically possess only a single centrale).
After Lombroso had identified atavism
as the chief scientific cause of crime, one of the underlying evolutionary questions pursued by criminal anthropologists was the precise range of species about which it was legitimate to characterize as potential criminals.
His reputation was established initially on the basis of his Northland Saga, the largest single facet of his complex literary achievement, comprising twenty-eight stories, four novels, one play, and a half-dozen nonfiction pieces, informed by such naturalistic themes as primitivism, atavism
, environmental determinism, and survival of the fittest in such stories as "The Law of Life" (1901), "Love of Life" (1905), and "To Build a Fire" (1908).
Because for the rationalist, liberation theology must seem to be a contradiction in terms, an atavism
resulting from the fact that the movement originated in countries that are overwhelmingly Catholic.
With all due respect to criticism, I think there is a certain atavism
regarding autobiography, which seems inevitable, given that everyone--whether they admit it or not--likes to know those strange details of writers' lives.
The complementary dimension of symbols and ideas, however, appears starved of corn-mensu rate innovation and energy, if not gripped by regression and atavism
With enlightenment and progress in some parts of the world accompanied by atavism
and stagnation elsewhere, this is not an easy question.
Al Qaeda's atavism
is inherent in America's wars in the Arab world.
That kind of political and social atavism
spells catastrophe for Africa.
Actually, the composer in question may well be imagined smearing a Steinway with excrement by way of public performance, or else--still more absurdly, perhaps--composing a tract to announce that music is a bourgeois atavism
that merits violent extirpation.
In discussing Freud, Seitler suggests that residual animality "enacts" the condition of atavism
as a "return not to but of the past" (33).