Time Article - Science vs. God

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This article excerpts from a debate between Richard Dawkins (biologist and famous atheist) and Francis Collins (head of the Human Genome Project and Christian) about whether scientific investigation and religious faith can co-exist. The men come prepared to face one another, and make their points well. If you have a little time, it's a good read. What I found interesting:

1) Collins does not feel that evolution and the notion of the universe being inelligently designed by God are mutually exclusive. I tend to agree with him.

2) When Collins discusses "big questions" outside of the scope of science, such as "Why are we here?", and "What happens after we die?", Dawkins responds that he feels that "the right approach is to say we are profoundly ignorant of these matters."

3) When asked if the answer could be God, Dawkins says, "There could be something incredibly grand and incomprehensible and beyond our present understanding." This sounds more like an agnostic than a true atheist...

4) Dawkins contends that talk of miracles and God slams the door in the face of serious scientific investigation. Needless to say, Collins disagrees, citing his own scientific work to illustrate that his faith has not adversely impacted his ability to practice science.

Again, a good read if you have the time...


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