From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
A teleological argument, or argument from design, is an argument that the existence of order and direction in nature has a purpose and therefore proves the presence of a Creator. The word "teleological" is derived from the Greek word telos, meaning "end" or "purpose". Teleology is the supposition that there is purpose or directive principle in the works and processes of nature. Immanuel Kant called this argument the Physico–theological proof.