God vs Science

Lately I’ve been idling near the magazine shelf at the library ’cause this is my second week at work hasn’t start pilling up. One must feel pressured to be stress. There were a lot of magazine discussing about the existence of a higher being, namely God, therefore interviews between atheist, deist and believers were published as headlines, but one who stand out from all of them was Francis Collins, who was the head of the Human Genome Project speaks about his latest book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief where he suggest that no more that people need to choose either science or religion. Times and National Geographic did an interview with him. There’s even a issue in Times where an atheist was invited to debate with Francis. I couldn’t remember which issue it was but I think its about few months back.

I could have written more but the articles are pretty much self explanatory. As for me, I guess I’ll be sitting on the fence while waiting for the dust to settle. I believe everyone should pursuit answers to life questions; there’s certainly not wrong answers, by asking yourself is the right thing to do.

[Updated] Also check out last month issue of Science Magazine (or Scientific American, I couldn’t remember which one was it) where Michael Shermer suggested that any religion should accept evolution as part of their beliefs. Its a short interview.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ll have to look for those issues.

  2. Collins is weird heh.

    He is a great scientist, but it wasn’t his science that turned him to religion. Instead, he saw some natural configuration out in the wild that reminded him of the trinity and his heart just opened up to jesus christ. Or some shit like that. If i remember correctly it was this waterfall or a stream that was frozen, which was parted 3 ways.

    As it stands now, science doesn’t really prevent people from accepting religion (science takes no stance the validity of religion), but it sure doesn’t actively make the case for religion either. Its like, religious scientists are religious because findings in science doesn’t conflict with their religious worldviews. Yet.

    Anyway, try reading “Darwins God” by Scott Atran. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/magazine/04evolution.t.html?ex=1330664400&en=43cfb46824423cea&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

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