Dysteleology

Dysteleology is the philosophical view that existence has no telos or final cause from purposeful design. The term `dysteleology` is a modern word invented and popularized by Ernst Haeckel. Dysteleology is an aggressive, yet optimistic, form of science-oriented atheism originally perhaps associated with Haeckel and his followers, but now perhaps.....
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Dysteleology

(Gr. dus, bad; telos, end or purpose) The term for the forbidding and frustrating aspects of life (such as unfavorable environmental factors, organic maladaptations, the struggle for existence, disease, death, etc.) which make difficult, if not impossible, the theory that there are good purposes predominantly at work in the world. -- V.F.
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Dysteleology

• (n.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism.
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dysteleology

<biology> The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism. 'To the doctrine of dysteleology, or the denial of final causes, a proof of the real existence of such a thing as instinct must necessarily be fatal.'...
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Dysteleology

Dys·te`le·ol'o·gy noun [ Prefix dys- + teleology .] (Biol.) The doctrine of purposelessness; a term applied by Haeckel to that branch of physiology which treats of rudimentary organs, in view of their being useless to the life of the organism. « To the doctrine of dyste...
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dysteleology

dysteleology 1. The study of apparently useless organs or parts. 2. A lack of purposefulness, or of a contribution to the final result. 3. The doctrine of purposelessness or of the absence of a final cause.
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dysteleology

study of purposeless organs; doctrine of purposelessness
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