dysteleology

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dysteleology

(dĭs-tĕl′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, -tē′lē-)
n.
1. The doctrine of purposelessness in nature.
2. Purposelessness in natural structures, as manifested by the existence of vestigial or nonfunctional organs or parts.

dys·tel′e·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
dys·tel′e·ol′o·gist n.
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In addition to the confusion in terminology, we have a further component in this discourse that is related neither to the methodology nor to the scientific aspects of the discourse: the profound spiritual and moral consequences implicit in the very nature of the choices one has to make between intelligent design and its lack, between a teleological universe and a dysteleological one.
Empowered by the suffering of Sophia immanent in the being and becoming of the cosmos, these sufferers find healing and liberation in that vivified suffering toward new creation that no dysteleological suffering can ultimately thwart.
Remarkably, Darwin offers a picture of the world that is far from the bleak and pitiless view embraced by dysteleological evolutionists like Dawkins.
But regrettably few Christians enter this academic discipline, which is usually dripping with a nauseating dysteleological metaphysic and positivistic methodology.
It is as if the human brain were specifically designed by God [through a teleological evolutionary process] to understand Darwinism [more accurately, atheistic or dysteleological evolution] and find it hard to believe?
Once again, Darwin provides a view of evolution that is clearly not dysteleological, as assumed by Dawkins.
Of course, dysteleological polemicists such as Dawkins focus on this rather unsavory aspect of evolutionary theory along with the idea of the survival of the fittest in order to justify their disbelief.
Thanks to Darwin, it is clear that evolution is not necessarily atheistic or dysteleological.