dysteleology

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dys·tel·e·ol·o·gy

(dĭs-tĕl′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, -tē′lē-)
n.
1. The doctrine of purposelessness in nature.
2. Purposelessness in structures of living bodies, 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.

dysteleology

(ˌdɪstɛlɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -tiːlɪ-)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the denial of purpose in life. Compare teleology
dysˌteleoˈlogical adj
ˌdysteleˈologist n

dysteleology

a doctrine denying the existence of a final cause or purpose in life or nature. Cf. teleology.dysteleologist, n.dysteleological, adj.
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But dysteleologist Bering, who embraces "extinctivism," the notion that our existence completely ends with death (p.