fortuitism

noun
for·​tu·​i·​tism | \ fȯ(r)ˈtüəˌtizəm, fə(r)-, -)‧ˈtyü- \
plural -s

Definition of fortuitism

: the doctrine or belief that evolutionary adaptations and progress are chance results rather than determined consequences of natural law or the outcome of teleology — compare tychism

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History and Etymology for fortuitism

fortuitous + -ism

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“Fortuitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortuitism. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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