In this video on khan academy, Khan makes a few theological points regarding evolution. His main point is that evolution can be reconciled with intelligent design by saying that God could have created a set of "simple and elegant basic ideas" from which complexity emerged. (there is a more detailed outline of his points below).
What does Judaism have to say about this?
Outline of his points:
Trying to reconcile evolution with Intelligent design
Some things seem too complicated to be made from set of random processes (uses eye as example)
- There is no perfect eye- points to evolution
"Belief in all powerful, universal God would not point to a God who designs each particular"
Gods created "simple and elegant basic ideas"
- complexity emerged from those ideas"
This is a very profound design and it speaks to the art of the designer, as opposed to designing each of these entities [separately]"
“Always getting more suited to its environment as it changes and that, to me, is a better design"
Brings fractals as example of complexity emerging from simplicity (in case you don’t know what fractals are, he starts this point @ 8:04)