I agree with the faithful in one respect, and would myself say if I was a believer: We have no right to demand or to expect an explanation from the inventor, and our expectations of ever getting one, let alone of intuiting one, are quite vain. I propose a bargain: Let science get on with the job of explicating and elucidating evolution, and leave the godly to the task of justifying the supernatural. It is not a sign of progress that these days even the creationists are attempting to “evolve.”
The division of intellectual labor needs to be restored.
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The problem, of course, is the Torah itself which, if read literally, calls for a 6000 year old universe, a global flood, Hebrew as man’s first language, and many other scientifically untenable assertions. And haredi rabbinic leadership insists on this literal reading.
Can Torah and science be rectified? I don’t think so. What does this mean for Judaism? Intellectually, the end of it. But religion is not at its heart a rational or intellectual enterprise. Judaism will survive, with or without the veneer of rationalism it had successfully cultivated for two thousand years. It will survive as any other religious group survives – on blind faith and emotion.