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- n. one who studies teleology
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One versed in teleology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who maintains the doctrine of or studies final causes. Compare ætiologist.
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- n. advocate of teleology
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Stewart, in short, is a 'teleologist' of the Paley variety.
In the Traditional Template, all the non-teleologist has to do is imagine come up with a possible pathway to counter the teleological position.
Aristotle has been traditionally misinterpreted as a cosmic teleologist.
Since a front-loading designer would probably always design something that could be used in the present, so that it would survive into the future, a non-teleologist could always argue that Front Loading is empirically vacuous.
A non-teleologist would argue that changing the behavior of rats came about how, exactly?
While no non-teleologist should not feel obliged to adopt FLE (or even consider it), neither should any teleologist feel obliged to abandon it or ignore it.
It looks more to me like how a non-teleologist would rationalize a teleological cause/event.
What's more, the non-teleologist expects the 'evidence' of a teleological cause to look like something a non-teleological cause might produce.
As a non-teleologist, Art expects a non-teleological origin of life.
For example, a non-teleologist will perceive a teleological origin as an "extraordinary event," something that does not fit within the non-teleological schema.