The Tinkerer's Accomplice

Can natural selection of living things, aided by more or less random mutations (genetic tinkering), explain what appear to be incisive cases of design, intentionality, purpose and progress in evolution? Must purpose and design really be banished from any consideration of evolution, as Darwinists have generally maintained? Evolutionists have long quibbled over the meaning of design and whether intentionality and purposefulness are adaptive processes in the world of living things just as gene mutations and natural selection are.


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