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Iíve found God, says man who cracked the genome
Times Online ^ | June 11, 2006 | Steven Swinford

Posted on 06/11/2006 9:51:12 PM PDT by Marius3188

THE scientist who led the team that cracked the human genome is to publish a book explaining why he now believes in the existence of God and is convinced that miracles are real.

Francis Collins, the director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute, claims there is a rational basis for a creator and that scientific discoveries bring man “closer to God”.

His book, The Language of God, to be published in September, will reopen the age-old debate about the relationship between science and faith. “One of the great tragedies of our time is this impression that has been created that science and religion have to be at war,” said Collins, 56.

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1 posted on 06/11/2006 9:51:16 PM PDT by Marius3188
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To: Marius3188

Lots of scientists become believers once they understand the precision and complexity of creation, from a galaxy to a cell.


2 posted on 06/11/2006 9:55:52 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Jesus always reads His knee-mail. (Hall of Fame Hit-N-Run poster))
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To: Marius3188
But how did God create the human genome?
3 posted on 06/11/2006 9:56:11 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Marius3188; PatrickHenry

Does he play dice?


4 posted on 06/11/2006 9:58:48 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Marius3188

I thought he was going to say the genome was G-d. Steven Hawkings has made the statement that if he could find the unified law of physics he will have found G-d, meaning that physics is the replacement for G-d.


5 posted on 06/11/2006 10:00:22 PM PDT by Honestfreedom
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To: Marius3188
“When you have for the first time in front of you this 3.1 billion-letter instruction book that conveys all kinds of information and all kinds of mystery about humankind, you can’t survey that going through page after page without a sense of awe. I can’t help but look at those pages and have a vague sense that this is giving me a glimpse of God’s mind.”

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Collins believes that science cannot be used to refute the existence of God because it is confined to the “natural” world. In this light he believes miracles are a real possibility. “If one is willing to accept the existence of God or some supernatural force outside nature then it is not a logical problem to admit that, occasionally, a supernatural force might stage an invasion,” he says.

It looks like the good doctor has seen the error of apriori concluding that no supernatural forces can exist or intervene in our world. Instead just let the evidence lead to the logical conclusions. That is the essence of good research. Good for him.

6 posted on 06/11/2006 10:05:44 PM PDT by DeweyCA
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To: Marius3188

Wouldn't it be something if he announced he believed in Creation Science? That would send a lot of people here into spasms.


7 posted on 06/11/2006 10:05:44 PM PDT by balch3
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To: Marius3188

It is not uncommon for the scientist's faith to be strengthened by what he or she observes in research. I know that has been the case for me so far.


8 posted on 06/11/2006 10:06:29 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Dallas59

Through the natural processes he created, of course.


9 posted on 06/11/2006 10:06:43 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Marius3188; Alamo-Girl; betty boop; curiosity; marron

PING! This one might prove to be interesting...


10 posted on 06/11/2006 10:12:10 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath

Indeed! One of those just posted this response...


11 posted on 06/11/2006 10:13:39 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: Honestfreedom

His name is, "Hawking".


12 posted on 06/11/2006 10:14:38 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: Marius3188
yes yes... Fibonacci numbers, the frequency of the gods and all that.

Its all irrelevant unless you can answer 'what happened before'
13 posted on 06/11/2006 10:14:58 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: Marius3188

Beautiful!


14 posted on 06/11/2006 10:15:22 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion have been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: mysterio

Moi aussi.


15 posted on 06/11/2006 10:15:30 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah" = Satan in disguise)
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To: PatrickHenry

evolist ping


16 posted on 06/11/2006 10:19:28 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: Moonman62

"Through the natural processes he created, of course."
What natural process?


17 posted on 06/11/2006 10:19:53 PM PDT by conservativefreak
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To: HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath; Right Wing Professor
Lots of scientists become believers once they understand the precision and complexity of creation, from a galaxy to a cell.

Most dare not openly admit they are believers for fear of offending the atheist/Darwinist priesthood that controls the universities and their professional livelihoods.

When this brave scientist peered into the incredibly information rich human genome, the foundation of his atheist belief system was shaken and cracked. The sorry edifice fell into complete ruins when he opened his mind to the richness and exquisite beauty of a Pacific northwest forest during a casual hike.

Thank God that some scientists have the courage to open their eyes and minds and let the evidence speak to them afresh.

18 posted on 06/11/2006 10:22:44 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: conservativefreak

The path of least resistance of course


19 posted on 06/11/2006 10:22:46 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon (Success is not final; Failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts -- Churchill)
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To: mysterio

A very good friend of mine, who was a researcher at Sandia labs at the time, told me the same thing, so persuasively that it changed the trajectory of my life. Many who call themselves men of science are made insecure by the idea of things they can not understand, especially the very intelligent. Others are relieved that they don't have to know everything while still finding meaning in their lives.


20 posted on 06/11/2006 10:23:42 PM PDT by Uriah_lost (http://www.wingercomics.com/d/20051205.html)
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