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Darwin, thinks Haught, would have preferred what Haught urges to be the middle way between naive theism and atheistic naturalism.
In it Haught argues, first, that evolutionary explanations (and scientific explanations more generally) do not compete with theological explanations, as the two occupy different explanatory levels, and, second, that evolutionary-cum-scientific explanations of nature are inevitably incomplete and require theology for their completion.
Once we subscribe to such a view of God, Haught argues, it's inevitable that we'll interpret theology and science as competing explanations of the natural world.
The intended analogy isn't far to find: 'divine influence would stand in relationship to natural selection's production of adaptive design comparably to the way in which my publisher's desire to have a book on Darwin stands in respect to the working of the printing press that produced this page,' Haught writes (25).
In the series of chapters that follow, Haught takes up just this question.
Haught is a distinguished research professor of theology and a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University.
Haught admits that the main assertions and/or content of this book remain similar to the first version with the exception of some clarifications and comments concerning his involvement in the aforementioned trial.
Haught would contend that the classic positions of the current debate (evolutionary naturalism vs.
In order to accomplish this, Haught asserts the "metaphysics of the future" as the rubric in which he finds the Divine as the appointed end that the universe is being drawn toward and as the best explanation for the novelty found in the evolutionary process, rather than the mechanical (read algorithmic) processes put forth by evolutionary materialists.