First Blush

Reflections and sightings from [almost] daily jogging at dawn

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sunrise 7:14: God and genome

Growing up in a progressive Christian church that didn't prescribe any set belief structure for membership, the female Dawn Jogger had not thought much about the diverging views of science and religion, one based on fact and the other faith. For her, at its simplest, a person of faith can see God's hand in the mystery of creation. Over the past 10 years, there has been increasing discourse between the people of science and the people of faith, with each seemingly intent in being proclaimed "right." It's a discussion of opposing view that appears, at least to the female DJ, to have little chance of resolution. One noted scientist who attempts to bridge the two perspectives is Michael Collins, who led the Human Genome Project and wrote the book The Language of God. He's interviewed in the National Geographic and will speak Tuesday, Feb. 5, on the Stanford campus. Writes Collins: "The God of the Bible is also the God of the genome..."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean Francis Collins, the head of NHGRI, not Michael Collins, the Irish revolutionary

11:52 AM  

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