God of the gaps carries two meanings: 1) At any point in time there are gaps
in our understanding of natural processes, but these gaps will eventually be
filled with the advance of science. We
should not invoke God to explain these epistemic gaps. 2) God intervenes in nature to create
ontological gaps in which God then acts.
The current proposal is not about epistemic gaps, since it is a claim
that depends on what is known by science, namely quantum mechanics, and on a
reasonable interpretation of this knowledge, namely ontological
indeterminism. Neither is it about
interventionism because the ontological gaps are, according to this
interpretation, already there in nature and are not due directly to Gods
action. See Russell, "Special
Providence and Genetic Mutation," Section 4.2.
To return to the previous topic, click on your browser's 'Back' button.