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Thursday, May 14, 2009


Many readers likely know that Dr. Francis Collins, brilliant geneticist and former head of the successful Human Genome Project, somewhat surprisingly also holds to several fundamentalist Christian beliefs. In an effort to bridge the gap he often himself experiences between science and religion he has founded the "BioLogos Foundation," with an emphasis on showing compatibility between creationism and evolution (their webpage poses and answers a wider range of questions HERE). Not too surprisingly the organization is funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, which likewise has sought for decades to find common ground between science and religion. Thus, another significant voice is added to the ongoing cultural rift that has evolved (so to speak) in recent years over these controversial topics.

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