Made by design?

Stegosaurus is a dinosaur renowned for the plates that run up and down its back. When we look at its fossilized remains today, it is hard to suppress the question of what the plates were for. What function or purpose did they serve? Michael Ruse considers this an excellent question, even though science has tried to cover up thoughts about purpose, or teleology. In Darwin and Design he argues that biology should not turn its back altogether on “final causes.”

 

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