Francis Collins, human embryos, evolution, and the sanctity of human life – an intriguing guest column from ‘The Christian Post”

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R. Albert Mohler Jr. writes in “The Christian Post:”

Francis Collins stands at the very summit of the scientific community. He successfully led the massive effort to map the entire human genome, bringing the project to completion ahead of time and under budget. He now serves as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) …

“… Harvard’s Steven Pinker declared that Collins is “an advocate of profoundly anti-scientific beliefs.” Other leading scientists said far worse. Why?

“As The New Yorker reports this week, Dr. Collins is ‘a believing Christian.’ As writer Peter J. Boyer explains, ‘The objection to Collins was his faith-or, at least, the ardency of it. Collins is a believing Christian, which places him in the minority among his peers in the National Academy of Science. (Of its members, according to a study, only seven percent believe in God.)’

Read the full column: http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100903/the-predicament-francis-collins-human-embryos-evolution-and-the-sanctity-of-human-life/index.html

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