|1 The decline of purposive explanations ||3|
|Purpose in physics and biology||3|
|Functions and accidents||15|
|The teleological imagination||18|
|The quest for the wholly real||23|
|2 Biology and metaphysics ||25|
|Drawing teeth and blunting claws||30|
|3 The stuff we are made of ||47|
|Atoms and their qualities||51|
|Levels of discourse and levels of reality||53|
|Polanyi’s notion of levels||60|
|The contradiction in the notion of levels||64|
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Book title: Modern Biology and Natural Theology.
Contributors: Alan Olding - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1991.
Page number: vii.
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