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.Why is that (seemingly) so difficult for you to accept?
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 cant survey that going through page after page without a sense of awe. I cant help but look at those pages and have a vague sense that this is giving me a glimpse of Gods mind.
Why is it so difficult for you to admit a mistake? This seems to be a habit of yours.
You said he was speaking about the Bible. We pointed out he was speaking about the genome. It’s a trivial mistake (you trusted the wrong source), yet instead of saying, “Oops, I had the context wrong on that,” you continued to say that he was talking about the Bible, then said that he was talking about both simultaneously, and now say that he was talking about God. Duh! Of course he was talking about God, but he was definitely not talking about the Bible!
My question is why you have such a hard time backing down when we point out something you’ve quoted was actually never said or was said in a different context than you gave? We agree truth and what actually happened is important, right, so why is it you have to be dragged kicking and screaming into admitting the facts?