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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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To: Marius3188

It is only logical.. God is the father of all science. He is the master arquitect, the ultimate scientists.


21 posted on 06/11/2006 10:25:06 PM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: JCEccles

Heh.. the ironoic part is 'smart people' get to a point where they acknowledge that the knowledge they have accumliated to even realize how things works, cannot be an accident.

Divine comedy and all that... Dante would be proud ;)


22 posted on 06/11/2006 10:25:16 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

Wow- scientist finds God. I bet that will be an interesting book. Looking foward to it.


23 posted on 06/11/2006 10:30:42 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Benedict Arnold and Jack Murtha served in the US military.)
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To: Marius3188; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo
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24 posted on 06/11/2006 10:32:54 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: JCEccles
Most dare not openly admit they are believers for fear of offending the atheist/Darwinist priesthood that controls the universities and their professional livelihoods.

Collins has been a professing Christian for as long as I've known of him; he's never made any secret of it. He mentions it in this 1998 interview. Yet he was chosen to head the genome initiative. I guess that means what you just wrote is full of it. As usual.

25 posted on 06/11/2006 10:32:55 PM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: Honestfreedom

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."

If God created everything, then he created physics.
Is physics capable of creating physics?


26 posted on 06/11/2006 10:36:57 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: potlatch


Always ready with a zinger.....


27 posted on 06/11/2006 10:37:12 PM PDT by devolve (fx AMERICANS_KILLED_IN_2003_BY_ILLEGALS FBI-DOJ_REPORT_4380+4745=9125 NO__NUEVO__TEJAS!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ping


28 posted on 06/11/2006 10:37:17 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Cinnamon

> God is the father of all science. He is the master arquitect, the ultimate scientists.

Errrr... really? To be a scientist, you need to find some question you don't already have an answer for, and then experiments and reason your way to the facts. I was kinda under the impression that God already knew all the answers. God turning out to be a scientist means that God isn't omniscient.


29 posted on 06/11/2006 10:39:52 PM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: FreedomNeocon
My 13 year-old son wants to be a doctor. He is very smart, well-read, disciplined and has everything he needs to reach his goal. We often have long discussions about biology, zoology, evolution, and God. I am not a biologist but I am widely and well read. It is a joy to discuss with him the marvel of life and its incredible complexity, about the amazing confluence of factors from an atomic through a cosmic scale that had to balance just-so to give us this rich opportunity to know what we are coming to know during this narrow window of time between great ice ages.

Some scientists sought nothing less than the total annihilation of religious faith in the wake of Darwinism and Newtonian physics. They not only failed, they failed utterly. Never has religious faith been more fully and powerfully informed by the findings of science than it is today.

30 posted on 06/11/2006 10:39:58 PM PDT by JCEccles
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To: devolve

"I've got a million of them!" But no more for you tonight!


31 posted on 06/11/2006 10:40:05 PM PDT by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Marius3188

Watch how fast his fellows will shun and/or marginalize him now. And watch how fast the media will forget he ever existed.


32 posted on 06/11/2006 10:42:04 PM PDT by TheCrusader
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To: JCEccles

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

Yup. Thank God for the likes of Darwin, for example.


33 posted on 06/11/2006 10:42:05 PM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: JCEccles

> Some scientists sought nothing less than the total annihilation of religious faith...

Names and citations, please.


34 posted on 06/11/2006 10:43:06 PM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: TheCrusader
Watch how fast his fellows will shun and/or marginalize him now. And watch how fast the media will forget he ever existed.

See post #25 to learn how unfounded your conspiracy theory is.

35 posted on 06/11/2006 10:47:15 PM PDT by Ichneumon (Ignorance is curable, but the afflicted has to want to be cured.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Not according to Einstein.


37 posted on 06/11/2006 10:52:10 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you're there, that's the best!!)
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To: aequoanimo

Then this highly hypothetical "God" person isn't a scientist.

Seems this would be an appropriate thread to mention at this point:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1647683/posts


38 posted on 06/11/2006 10:52:37 PM PDT by orionblamblam (I'm interested in science and preventing its corruption, so here I am.)
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To: Marius3188

"In further news, scientists worldwide declare genome scientist a quack, kick him out of their professional associations".


39 posted on 06/11/2006 10:54:45 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: Right Wing Professor

Such vitriol. Your retort does not refute his point. Simply because one man speaks out does not mean that all have spoken out. Your response is also a self-refutation. The tone of your remark is WHY others do not speak out. Your bitterness and contempt is palpable.


40 posted on 06/11/2006 10:55:17 PM PDT by DeltaZulu
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