mutationist


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mutationist

(mjuːˈteɪʃənɪst)
n
(Biology) a supporter of mutation theory as a means of explaining evolution
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the mutationist school did not, of course, regard mutations as random.
What is needed now is to describe the changes occurring in the period=between Charlemagne and the First Crusade in terms which are subtler and draw more on anthropology than do those of the mutationist "school".
This could then be acted upon by natural selection within limits, but the mutationists denied that natural selection could operate in the way envisioned by Darwin.