Teleological evolution


Article reads: Darwinian evolution (evolutionism/mechanism) is bottom-up ateleology; i.e., neo-Darwinism is a Weltanschauung that perceives reality to be the product of ultimately unguided, undirected material processes – but is evolutionism the only viable Weltanschauung? One possible alternative is teleological evolution (≈ vitalism), which is perhaps best understood as cosmic self-organization whereby the visible universe – comprised of nested hierarchies, planes, and dimensions – emerged from a seed-like singularity and appears to be undergoing an unfolding expansion and self-integration, so as to coalesce and become capable of inducing ever more complexity, e.g., life, sentience, and consciousness.

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