Tuesday, April 29, 2014

How life began and why it can’t rest (Aeon magazine)

Teleology, order, and purpose are to be found even within the non-living mechanical world, so says science. Or to quote the article, "All things restlessly search for rest."

Essentially science has discovered that classical and neo-classical metaphysics (from Aristotle to Hartshorne) were right. That is, in a sense, matter both "living" and "dead" enacts with an ultimate though perhaps unachievable goal in mind. There is, we have discovered, a telos.