Item description for The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief by Francis S. Collins...
Overview A head of the Human Genome Project and former atheist presents a scientific argument for the existence of God, revealing how science can support faith by citing the areas of nature that can and cannot be fully explained by Darwinian evolution.
Publishers Description Does science necessarily undermine faith in God? Or could it actually support faith? Beyond the flashpoint debates over the teaching of evolution, or stem-cell research, most of us struggle with contradictions concerning life's ultimate question. We know that accidents happen, but we believe we are on earth for a reason. Until now, most scientists have argued that science and faith occupy distinct arenas. Francis Collins, a former atheist as a science student who converted to faith as he became a doctor, is about to change that. Collins's faith in God has been confirmed and enhanced by the revolutionary discoveries in biology that he has helped to oversee. He has absorbed the arguments for atheism of many scientists and pundits, and he can refute them. Darwinian evolution occurs, yet, as he explains, it cannot fully explain human nature -- evolution can and must be directed by God. He offers an inspiring tour of the human genome to show the miraculous nature of God's instruction book. Sure to be compared with C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, this is a stunning document, whether you are a believer, a seeker, or an atheist.
Community Description The longtime head of the Human Genome Project and a former atheist, Collins makes a strong case for how evolution can be directed by God. He also offers an awe-inspiring tour of the complexities of genetics and DNA, revealing the secrets of God's manual for growth and the continuation of life. "Of enormous value,"---First Things. 304 pages, softcover. Free Press.
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Studio: Free Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.62" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2007
Publisher Simon & Schuster
ISBN 1416542744 ISBN13 9781416542742
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More About Francis S. Collins
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer gene hunter. He spent fifteen years as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the international Human Genome Project to a successful completion. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and the National Medal of Science in 2009. He is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.