Francis Collins to Head the NIH

President Obama has named human genome scientist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health.  Christianity Today reports,

Obama called Collins “one of the top scientists in the world.” Obama said, “His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.”

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award. But he may be more widely known for his 2007 best-selling book, “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.” Collins also received a
Christianity Today‘s Book Award in 2007 for his book The Language of God: ‘A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

Collins converted to Christianity after reading C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. He recently helped found the BioLogos Foundation, a website that attempts to bridge gaps between science and religion.

Christianity Today has interviewed Collins twice: “The Genome Doctor” and “Creation or Evolution? Yes!

As I noted in an earlier post, the BioLogos website is a good resource for material on Christianity and science.

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