Teleology, or Directional Evolution, assumes that evolution is purposeful and moves towards a final goal, whether directed by an external cause or some inner striving. This is the total opposite to Random evolution, and because of its metaphysical, mystical, esoteric, and/or religious implications Directional Evolution is looked down at by mainstream Darwinists with the same horror reserved for Lamarkism and other heresies.

Nevertheless, teleology remains a valid worldview, even if it is not one that can be accommodated by scientistic methodology (true science of course neither affirms nor denies metaphysical statements).

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The Galactic Lens | The Evolutionary Spiral | Theosphy (evolution-esotericismn synthesis) | Teilhard de Chardin (Evolution-Christianity synthesis) | Sri Aurobindo(east-west synthesis) | The Evolution of Consciousness - Teilhard and Sri Aurobindo compared | Spiritual Evolution - Expanding Perspectives

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