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Is intelligence needed for evolution?

Probably not. But a lot of people believe that some form of intelligence is needed to start and/or to drive evolution. And if there was no intelligence, as the neo-Darwinists believe, then there was some enigmatic force that could drive evolution. If something could be called an evolution driving force, then it is the "contra-Darwinistic" force. It is present in all higher forms of life. More about this can be found in the blog post "Evolution and intelligence".
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Evolution, as told in the twentieth century, is based upon a series of lies and shallow arguments

The modern synthesis committee, that dictated much of what was written about evolution in textbooks in the twentieth century, used the same strategy as Donald Trump. They used shallow arguments and direct lies, and Richard Dawkins is still telling these lies. See this blog post for the full story.
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Misconceptions in evolution theories: What is teleology?

Teleological evolution was explained by Aristotle as evolution controlled by ideas. Before the existence of an organism there was an idea about its characteristic. Darwin opposed to such views. But similar ways of thinking exist even today. We know that the phenotype is built by using building plans that are contained in the genotype, i.e. the genome. But the way these plans were created are to a lot of people a total mystery. Many people, also scientists, explain it in ways that are very reminiscent of teleology. Ernst Mayr, Lynn Margulis, Michael Behe and Richard Dawkins have ideas of evolution that are teleological. Dawkins says that evolution is predictable, which means that there is some sort of control. He gives selection full control of evolution, and selection is seen as an absolute, given the fitness of all features. Partly his standpoint could be explained by his addiction to adaptation, but he does not say clearly that adaptation is quite different from evolution.