Collins the Christian (and Scientist)

An excellent assessment by John Stackhouse of the cultural response to Collins’ appointment to NIH.  Money quote:

Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project, has been named by President Obama to head the National Institutes of Health. What makes this news is the breathtaking idea that someone could be both a scientist and a believer in God.

Like Isaac Newton. Or Johannes Kepler. Or Galileo Galilei. Or most of the other leaders of the Scientific Revolution. And a large number of scientists today.

This isn’t news. What is news instead is the continuing ignorance of people who think that science and belief in God are incompatible. They are not.


One response to “Collins the Christian (and Scientist)”

  1. He has been kind of a counter to a very famous atheist scientist whose name I can’t remember. 🙂