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Philosopher in NY Times: The Universe Has No Purpose, But We Can Pretend… | Evolution News

August 11, 2017

With gibberish like this being peddled as fact, no wonder there is an opioid epidemic in this country!

“…Carter’s materialist nonsense is regnant in modern science. The fundamental error is the denial of teleology in nature. This denial is not the result of any scientific data or of any informed scientific reasoning, nor of any coherent logic. Teleology was cast out of science by the early modern philosophers, most notably Bacon, who asserted that the proper goal of science was to manipulate and conquer nature, rather than to understand it in a metaphysical sense. To this end, scientists began to treat only truncated efficient causes, and not the traditional material, formal, and final causes of Aristotle, as pertinent to scientific investigation. From this emerged a mechanical philosophy, in which nature was seen as a machine (a clock was a favorite metaphor) and the efficient causes inherent to the machine were deemed the only important objects of study…”

No evidence was ever presented that disproved final cause. Teleology was cast aside by stipulation, not by demonstration.

Source: Philosopher in NY Times: The Universe Has No Purpose, But We Can Pretend… | Evolution News

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