Evolution Is Teleological
by Dirk Bontes
Teleology = purposefulness, as if something is planned. There is quite a difference between evolution as a drifting, directionless ship or as a ship that holds a steady course to an inevitable destination. This article argues that the evolution of proteins and organs - e.g. the giraffe's neck, the zebra's stripes and hominid brains - is driven by simple principles of physics and mathematics.