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Bill
13 Aug 06,, 15:38
The believer

Francis Collins -- head of the Human Genome Project -- discusses his conversion to evangelical Christianity, why scientists do not need to be atheists, and what C.S. Lewis has to do with it.

By Steve Paulson (follow link)

http://www.salon.com/books/int/2006/08/07/collins/index_np.html

starsiege
17 Aug 06,, 15:20
ah good for him, but he is just one more scientist having a mid life crisis and finding solace in something "greater than himself"..i doubt that any other scientist would be willing to join his bandwagn..esp when he subscribes to "creationism" and other stuff, wich I personally think is an affront to basic human intelligence.
i wonder how a rational human being could think that "all things are NOT equal" cos by saying that there is a "GOD" they trample on egalitarian principles of the civilised society.how can we be "lower" than a thing/person called "GOD" and "higher" than the rest of the animals? its funny..remember what chief seattle said on his letter to old Abe?? all things are equal, there aint anything higher or lower than us.but i guess we do see his(this scientist's) likes from time to time, but thank(the great collective conciousness?) folks like him are few and far between nowadays.but they were four a penny during the middle ages :)

Bill
17 Aug 06,, 19:12
All things are not equal.

Dont take a scientist to make that obvious observation.

highsea
17 Aug 06,, 19:32
Religion is just a Theory of Everything written for the "C" student, lol.

Bill
18 Aug 06,, 03:09
Religion is just a Theory of Everything written for the "C" student, lol.

Is that a polite way to say that religion is stupid?

If so, i concur. :)

highsea
18 Aug 06,, 16:06
Is that a polite way to say that religion is stupid? Well, a little tongue-in-cheek, but...

Man has always had the desire to understand things we don't. Religion provides those answers without the need to expend any effort.

starsiege
19 Aug 06,, 14:11
Religion is just a Theory of Everything written for the "C" student, lol.

well put! :)