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Evolution and Philosophy: Is There Progress and Direction in Evolution?
This essay discusses the problem with a teleological approach to evolution, that is, the expectation that there is some goal towards which the evolutionary process is leading, and the fallacy that natural selection makes organisms, and the world, better. The article is part of the website that explores the creation/evolution controversy. Users may follow links to other articles and information related to the controversy.
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  • Biology
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Copyright 1998-2004 Talk.Origins Archive and Copyright 1997 John Wilkins
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-454
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Author: John Wilkins