Warren, lets see if I get this right. You are trying to tell me that the world was created by some sort of supernatural intellegent designer. Everything on the world works and evolvs according to that design. well, maybe not evolve, I'm not sure how you stand on that. If I am way off base let me know. I'm a little slow. By thinking that if some intelligent person designed it, that we can predict future avenues of research. I can buy that............, but again, it's not science. Why? It can not be tested. You can not test wheather any of that is true. I agree that teleological thinking can help guide science. But, in all honesty, so can common sense. I can see a great difference between science and teleology. Unfortuantly, to me, it falls into the same realm of creationism. In that it is not a testable notion. It is something that can not be proven or disproven. Intersting none the less.