Atavism is not so much the persistence of the earlier, as the absence of the later stages of psychical development.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
M. Bergson's philosophy itself is a confession of a certain mystical rebellion and atavism in the contemporary mind.
"Winds Of Doctrine" by George Santayana
I have often been amused to see how frequently this law of atavism is either misunderstood or ignored.
"The Boston Terrier and All About It" by Edward Axtell
We shall be driven more particularly to consider Mr Kipling's atavism in discussing his tales of the British Army.
"Rudyard Kipling" by John Palmer
Then she read "Atavism," and her little highly bred face looked savage!
"Man and Maid" by Elinor Glyn
If it were an atavism or a rudimentary organ some social surgery or other might relieve us of it.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
This case of atavism is truly singular.
"On the Genesis of Species" by St. George Mivart
Altogether a good deal of nonsense has been written about atavism.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The lesson taught by the law of atavism is very plain.
"The Principles of Breeding" by S. L. Goodale
He was an atavism; of the race of those white-bodied, ferocious sea-kings that drank deep and died in the din of battle.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Criminal atavism might be defined as the sporadic reversion to savagery in certain individuals.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Sometimes this atavism is not shown to any greater extent than a slight modification of the abnormality or morbidity.
"Degeneracy" by Eugene S. Talbot
Atavism, the occurrence in an organism of a character abnormal in it, but normal in an ancestor, 24.
"The Biological Problem of To-day" by Oscar Hertwig
The law of atavism evolves itself in the generation of the heroes of mythical legends, no less than in that of simple mortals upon earth.
"Zoological Mythology, Volume I (of 2)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Atavism in mythology, i.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Atavism is mysteriously powerful in dogs, and it takes strange forms.
"Lad: A Dog" by Albert Payson Terhune
Atavism; alcoholism and its pathological consequences; defective birth; deformity; Paludism; then nervous disorders!
"Roumanian Stories" by Various
Can theories of atavism, of selection, of the struggle for life, interpret it reasonably?
"Insect Stories" by Vernon L. Kellogg
Less marked cases set down to atavism may be instances merely of normal regression.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
There has been much quibbling over the relative meanings of reversion and atavism.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer