unforesightful


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Adj.1.unforesightful - lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
improvident - not provident; not providing for the future
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[T]he peculiar appeal of evolutionary models arises in part from their power to explain "the achievement of purposive or endsguided processes through a mechanism involving blind, stupid, unforesightful elements." One reason Darwin's theory of the origin of the species was a watershed in intellectual history was its ability to explain complex structures in nature without invoking design choices by a Creator.
Psychologist 1103, 1107 (1975) (noting that social evolution, like natural selection, describes a process by which "stupid, blind, unforesightful processes can produce adaptive wisdom" without any of the innovators, transmitters, or participants properly understanding the traditions being transmitted, and that "a universal tendency for conformity to the opinions of others may be essential to an adaptive social custom cumulation").