The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 17, 2006 - Religion - 304 pages
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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.
  

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First off, Collins is a very gifted writer. - Goodreads
It's kin selection and reciprocal altruism. - Goodreads
He is a medical doctor and also a research scientist. - Goodreads

Beautiful book, easy to understand language.

User Review  - Corrado Ghinamo - Christianbook.com

This book shows -with an easy to understand language- how rational the belief in God can be. Francis Collins is one of the greatest modern scientists in the world, and a Christian. So no surprise if ... Read full review

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There are a few claims made by atheists on a regular basis. They include the following: - Only the uneducated become Christians. Truly educated people, especially scientists, would never accept such ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
ONE From Atheism to Belief
11
TWO The War of the Worldviews
33
THREE The Origins of the Universe
57
Of Microbes and Man
85
SIX Genesis Galileo and Darwin
145
Atheism and Agnosticism
159
When Faith Trumps Science
171
Science and Faith in Harmony
197
The Moral Practice of Science
235
Notes
273
Acknowledgments
281
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About the author (2006)

Francis S. Collins is one of the country's leading geneticists and the longtime head of the Human Genome Project. Prior to coming to Washington, he helped to discover the genetic misspellings that cause cystic fibrosis, neurofibromatosis, and Huntington's disease. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and in his spare time he enjoys riding a motorcycle and playing guitar.

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