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12 Nov teleology

Is there a purpose in everything in nature? How about in computing? Backward chaining inference is, effectively, a teleological approach to problem resolution. According to Merriam-Webster, Teleology is:

1
a : the study of evidences of design in nature
b : a doctrine (as in vitalism) that ends are immanent in nature
c : a doctrine explaining phenomena by final causes
2 : the fact or character attributed to nature or natural processes of being directed toward an end or shaped by a purpose
3 : the use of design or purpose as an explanation of natural phenomena

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