Cause and effect, the twin towers of typical debate. You say teleology I say telly ollie who?
Dictionary.reference.com gives this definition of teleology –
“the doctrine that phenomena are guided not only by mechanical forces but that they also move toward certain goals of self-realization.!
You could chew on that one for a while over a decent coffee or a fine wine, maybe a peaty single malt… in any case the origins of stuff is a hot potato that’s sure to get people rattled. Dawkins on the one hand and a whole raft of zealots/differently minded scientists on the other. Derrida could chair the debate and allow all answers to have merit, thereby preserving the multiplicity of thought and the continuation of narrative.