Hull: Evolution’s God diabolical

The non-Christian Philosopher of Science, Professor David Hull wrote:

“The problem that biological evolution poses for natural theologians is the sort of God that a darwinian version of evolution implies ... The evolutionary process is rife with happenstance, contingency, incredible waste, death, pain and horror ... Whatever the God implied by evolutionary theory and the data of natural history may be like, He is not the Protestant God of waste not, want not. He is also not a loving God who cares about His productions. He is not even the awful God portrayed in the book of Job. The God of the Galápagos is careless, wasteful, indifferent, almost diabolical. He is certainly not the sort of God to whom anyone would be inclined to pray.”

—David Hull, The God of the Galápagos, Nature 352:485–86, 8 August 1991.