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Francis Collins Is a Christian, So Why Isn't He Reviled by the Scientific Community?

While traveling recently, I wandered into an airport bookstore where a display caught my eye. In a special stand promoting "Inspirational Reading," situated directly below books by the smiley health-and-wealth televangelist Joel Osteen, were multiple rows of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.

It was obvious that someone wanted customers to see this book. Its author, Dr. Francis Collins, was not only the director of the Human Genome Project for 15 years, but is also a self-professed Christian who is increasingly touted by the media and academic elite as the authority on science, faith, and Darwin. This is intriguing in that the cultural elite rarely...


is a senior editor of Salvo and is co-founder of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center and Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Discovery Institute.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #6, fall 2008 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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