[Taxacom] teleology example
calabar.john at gmail.com
Thu Mar 7 08:02:58 CST 2013
If one does not intend purpose, but use the word, then that seems to me to
be pretty sloppy thinking. More, it seems like it is disfunctional
thinking, or not thinking at all.
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Curtis Clark <lists at curtisclark.org> wrote:
> 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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