eonic effects…evolution, the divide and the birth of evolution…Lamarck, the teleomechanists 

For a student of the eonic effect it is strangely ironic that just at the divide ca. 1800 the theory of evolution is born, and in the right key as the issue of teleology, banished at the dawn of modern physics in the revolt against Aristotle, resurfaces at the dawn of modern biology. The whole subject seems to falter as the era of reductionist scientism takes over in the tapering off of the transitional interval.
This is the trickier part of the eonic model: it requires careful study. In general the modern transition shows a stupendous set innovations during its concluding period up to 1800 or a little after…

Source: Lamarck, the teleomechanists –  y – Darwiniana