dysteleological love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to dysteleology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Purposeless; without design; having no “final cause” for being; not teleological.
  • Of the nature of or pertaining to dysteleology.


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  • At the very least it is less dysteleological, isn’t it?


  • The first is that evolution is some kind of “drunken walk” or “cosmic lottery. ” The second is that evolution is a “ladder of progress. ” The first is a dysteleological view; the second is very obviously teleological.


  • If we describe Gould’s position as dysteleological how do we describe a process that leads to intelligence over and over again in the universe?


  • In other words, he was dysteleological in his thinking.


  • These descriptive mechanisms can operate within either a teleological or dysteleological system.

    Review of The Lost World Of Genesis One, Part Eighteen

  • What he does consider incompatible and in conflict are "biblical theology" and "metaphysical naturalism" to the extent that the latter is "committed to refusing any consideration of purpose (dysteleological)" (p.153).

    Review of The Lost World Of Genesis One, Part Eighteen

  • Unless one is into suspension of disbelief that any dysteleological evolutionary scenario could be implausible, dual coding is exactly the type of outcome that suggests front loaded causality.

    A Dubious "Opportunity" for IDers

  • I don't underestimate the difficulty but I can't imagine what would keep us from succeeding other than a silly dysteleological defeatism.

    Dawkins on the OOL

  • The Indian view of multiple lifetimes helps to resolve dysteleological evil.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • The motor apparatus, in both the skeleton and muscular systems, provides a number of interesting dysteleological arguments.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2


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