Polygenism – Scientific racism
- October 8, 2016
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- Category: Europe Political system politics Stoping the violence and promoting peace which jesus
Polygenism is a theory of human origins which posits the view that the human races are of different origins (polygenesis).
This view is opposite to the idea of monogenism, which posits a single origin of humanity.
Modern western scientific views favor this theory of Polygenism which holds the ideology of scientific racism, Darwinism, Antisemitism, or race biology as the more accurate source of information that describes the origin of all races.
During the late 1600s and early 1700s many countries first began to encounter different races from other countries due to colonial expansion, discovery, overseas exploration (due to the advancement of ships) and increases in trade routes.
Because of the encounters with different races, many people could not believe that they had the same ancestry of other races because of the extreme racial differences.
This led to the European status of rejecting monogenism, and embracing polygenism instead.
Many European explorers and scientists visited other countries to observe and study different races and write down their findings, later they went back to their own countries to publish books and journals on their findings and claim that the evidence supported polygenism (Scientific racism)