A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
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Dr. Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is
one of the world's leading scientists. He works at the
cutting edge of the study of DNA, the code of life. Yet he
is also a man of unshakable faith in God and scripture. He
believes that God cares about us and can intervene in human
affairs -- on rare occasions, even miraculously. Collins has
personally discovered some of the scientific evidence for
the common descent of all living creatures, even though he
repudiates the materialist, atheistic worldview argued by
many prominent Darwinists.
In short, Dr. Collins provides a satisfying solution for the
dilemma that haunts everyone who believes in God and
respects science. Faith in God and faith in science can be
harmonious -- combined into one worldview. The God that he
believes in is a God who can listen to prayers and cares
about our souls. The biological science he has advanced is
compatible with such a God. For Collins, science does not
conflict with the Bible, science enhances it.
For many years Dr. Collins kept his views largely to
himself, as he helped oversee the Human Genome Project's
stunning sequencing of the code of life. Now, in what may be
the most important melding of reason and revelation since C.
S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, Dr. Collins explains himself
in detail. The Language of God makes the case for God and
for science. Dr. Collins considers and rejects several
positions along the spectrum from atheism to young-earth
creationism -- including agnosticism and Intelligent Design.
Instead, he proposes a new synthesis, a new way to think
about an active, caring God who created humankind through
He has heard every argument against faith from scientists,
and he can refute them. He has also heard the needless
rejection of scientific truths by some people of faith, and
he can counter that, too. He explains his own journey from
atheism to faith, and then takes readers on a stunning tour
of modern science to show that physics, chemistry, and
biology can all fit together with belief in God and the
Bible. The Language of God is essential reading for anyone
who wonders about the deepest questions of all: Why are we
here? How did we get here? And what does life mean?
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