Saturday, December 8, 2007

Religion and Science: Can We Get Along?

Usually when anyone surveys the news about the conflict between science and religion, the two issues are considered to be polar opposites. Despite the fact that there is a great historical precedent of strongly religious scientists (and, gasp, Artists!) that have contributed greatly to mankind, today's world believes that religion and science are oil and water. They do not mix (except in salad) and that if those religious scientists had been alive today, they would have found either religion outdated or science dogmatic.

Dr. Francis Collins is both a scientist and a believer in religion, specifically Christianity. In this article, he describes how he was able to unite the two seemingly polar opposites. Continues the debate between science and religion and whether they can co-exist. Not only is he both, he is one of the closest scientists at the crux of many of science and religions latest scrap, evolution. He is the director of the Human Genome Project, which was formed to read out the 3.1 billion letters of the human genome, our own DNA instruction book.

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