from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed or tending toward a goal or purpose; purposeful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. expressing end or purpose.
- adj. perfective aspect.
- adj. tending towards a goal or definite end.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Denoting the final end or purpose, as distinguished from
ecbatic. See ecbatic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting a final end or purpose. See ecbatic.
Wonder why they use the word telic as opposed to God?
Presumably, since society is incapable of "telic" action, the implication is that some benevolent organization (perhaps the Socialist Party?) is required to do so.
I ask you this Rock, how do you suggest those titles should have been phrased to avoid anything someone like you would consider "telic"?
Or that any fitness function what-so-ever is "telic" because, for example, survival can be described as a "goal" even though no "purpose" or "intent" is required to meet that goal?
I am inflammatory and satirical, etc., but also smart enough to know the difference between "telic" and "non-telic," Todd Berkebile.
Why do you think that quote from Darwin is "telic" Are you claiming "perfection" is an intelligently selected goal?
Doug writes: "She went from 'telic' to 'intelligent design' to 'creationism' to 'teaching religious doctrine in schools' embarrassingly in record time" – again, something I completely agree with.
She went from 'telic' to 'intelligent design' to 'creationism' to 'teaching religious doctrine in schools' embarrassingly in record time.
Intelligent Design, if true (of course, it is), would, in the same way, contradict the religion that says that all of life is the result of random processes having no "telic" direction.
I like the term "telic" a lot better, but I'm not necessarily convinced that's the best word, either.