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Nature’s purpose: Teleology is the study of design and purpose in nature. Aristotle’s thought is teleological in that everything is always changing and moving, and has some aim, goal, or purpose, which he refers to as tilos. For example, Aristotle suggests that animals exist to fulfill their purpose of existence. He says that tilos of birds are to fly with their wings. And their wings follow the purpose of their existence. Nature’s order: Darwin’s theory of evolution suggests that all the forms of life on Earth are related to one another since they had come from a single species. They are now in diverse
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Unformatted text preview: and complex forms through undergoing struggle to survive. Darwin’s taxonomy, suggests that the order of nature is determined by living things are classified. In his book, he recognizes that evolution could produce the hierarchy of similarities between species. He refers this to as Homology, which are structural similarities between animals that reveal meaningful relationships between species. It is platonic when Darwin says that all vertebrates are based in one. * Convergence: two separate lines of descendents become look alike. taxonomy, was to find essential identity of the creatures....
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor J baker during the Spring '11 term at NYU.

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