[Taxacom] teleology example

Curtis Clark lists at curtisclark.org
Wed Mar 6 21:43:29 CST 2013

On 2013-03-06 6:12 PM, John Grehan wrote:
> Here's a nice explicit example: "it’s hard to see how these hair-like
> processes would evolve if they didn’t serve a purpose."

"Purpose" is often used as an unfortunate substitute for "function" by 
biologists. Sloppy writing doesn't always mean sloppy thinking.

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