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To: betty boop
I swear you make my head hurt. He was not talking about the Bible, your stating so, or thinking he might have said so of it in other circumstances, or thinking it would be so nice if he would have said it, or supposing in some mystical fashion he was talking about both at the same time without knowing it does not change the fact that he was talking about the human genome.
643 posted on 06/14/2007 5:14:39 AM PDT by ahayes ("Impenetrability! That's what I say!")
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To: ahayes
...he was talking about the human genome....

Ultimately, he was speaking about God:

For Collins, unravelling the human genome did not create a conflict in his mind. Instead, it allowed him to “glimpse at the workings of God”.

“When you make a breakthrough it is a moment of scientific exhilaration because you have been on this search and seem to have found it,” he said. “But it is also a moment where I at least feel closeness to the creator in the sense of having now perceived something that no human knew before but God knew all along.

“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.”

Why is that (seemingly) so difficult for you to accept?
644 posted on 06/14/2007 5:59:55 AM PDT by betty boop ("Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." -- A. Einstein)
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