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  • adj. Not teleological.


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non- +‎ teleological


  • A nonteleological explanation would still involve creating symbolic messages (codon sequences) with associated meaning (proteins).

    Bits and Pieces of an RNA World

  • So far, it seems that nonteleological inquiry is doing a pretty good job of destroying the RM + NS paradigm all by itself.

    Demarcation as Politics

  • One might suppose that God set up a universe with the capacity to evolve into a world like ours without having to meddle subsequently, but the existence of any God at all completely negates the atheistic, nonteleological, accidental philosophy.

    Courting the Theists

  • "Normal", after all, has both teleological and nonteleological senses.


  • But on a completely nonteleological view of nature it seems as hard to see why animals especially pursue their own or any good


  • Rousseau quickly pointed out that Locke, in his eagerness to find a simple or automatic solution to the political problem, made nature do much more than he had a right to expect a mechanical, nonteleological nature to do.


  • Biologists (Lewontin, 1961; Slobodkin, 1964) have interpreted evolution in game theoretic terms, in spite of the difficulty for a nonteleological biology to use the purposeful orientation of game theory.


  • For most of the thought of this period, whether teleological or nonteleological, tended to eliminate the contingent in favor of the necessary in its theories of causation, and in the study of man to regard human nature as a universal, essentially the same regardless of the partic - ular social context in which it might find itself.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • These additional principles are as directionless, nonteleological, and materialistic as natural selection itself ” but they operate differently from Darwin's central mechanism.

    Darwinian Fundamentalism


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