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Has Francis Collins Become Unmoored from Reality?


Raised by two freethinkers, Francis Collins was comfortable in his atheism until he was a med student and a critically ill patient asked him what he believed about God. He realized it was an important question for which he had no answer. It set him on a search, and at age 27, he became a Christian. He practiced medicine for three years before going into academia, where he specialized in genetics. He joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1993 and served as its director from 2009 to 2021. He also founded BioLogos in 2009, an advocacy group that promotes Darwinian evolution to Christians. He's most well-known for heading up the Human Genome Project and for being a professing Christian...


 is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #60, Spring 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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