Posts Tagged ‘teleology’

From the discussion on the everything list. >The universe as a whole does not have “purpose” unless you believe in a certain kind of god. Let us imagine that we have a deterministic theory of everything and it has started at time zero with given initial conditions. Then it is possible to state that the […]

Christopher John Chetland Does biology need a new theory of explanation? An investigation into the possibility of moving past the limits of mechanistic and teleological descriptions of organisms: a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Ecology at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand http://muir.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/1169 Chris has […]