Saturday, May 2, 2009

Leading scientist launches new faith and science initiative

Francis Collins was director of the Human Genome Project and author of a wonderful book, The Language of God: A Scientist presents evidence for belief. I heartily recommend it. The mere existence of the book demolishes two myths: you can't be a Christian and a leading scientist, and people are only Christians because they were brought up that way. Collins was an atheist as an adult but became a Christian following reading C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity. In 2006, Time magazine had a cover story, featuring a debate between Collins and Richard Dawkins.

Collins has just launched a new web-based project, the BioLogos Foundation, with the mission:
Faith and science both lead us to truth about God and creation. The web site is worth checking out. It includes a blog, Science and the Sacred. There is an interview with Collins about this project on the Christianity Today website.

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