Please take note: This article is superseded by a new article offering vastly expanded and more adequate coverage of the issues dealt with in the initial piece: Evolution and the Purposes of Life.
Please note also that another relevant piece has now been published: Whole Organisms and Their Evolutionary Intentions. This is an overview of the thesis of a book-length project I now have underway.
Stephen L. Talbott
This document: BiologyWorthyofLife.org/comm/ar/2016/teleology_30.htm
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