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Science  22 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5636, pp. 1051
DOI: 10.1126/science.1088556

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Darwin and Design Does Evolution Have a Purpose?. Michael Ruse. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003. 381 pp. $29.95, £19.95, €29.95. ISBN 0-674-01023-X.

Ruse offers a history and discussion of teleological thinking--from the introduction of the argument from design, through Darwin's recognition of natural selection, to current disputes within evolutionary biology and present claims of "intelligent design" advocates.