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The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Francis S. Collins

Collins, a pioneering medical geneticist who once headed the Human Genome Project, adapts his title from President Clinton's remarks announcing completion of the first phase of the project in 2000: "Today we are learning the language in which God created … see full wiki

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Author: Francis S. Collins
Publisher: Free Press
2 reviews about The Language of God: A Scientist Presents...
review by . October 11, 2010
Good but not essential
When author Francis Collins uses the phrase "the language of God" he is talking about DNA, the genetic material that allows life to reproduce itself. As former head of the Human Genome Project, Collins knows a lot about DNA and about genetic science, and the portions of the book that focus on genetics are very well written and easy for a serious reader to follow. And the connections that Collins makes between his scientific study and his belief in God are lucid and plausible.   …
review by . July 31, 2006
You have to hand it to Francis Collins, he is no fence-sitter, though some may mistakenly so perceive him. Some may think he is trying to win friends and influence people of all types--those who love science and those who love Scripture. In reality, a book like this is sure to displease more die-hards than please them. Evangelicals are sure to get squeamish about Collins' support for the big bang and evolution and his beliefs in a non-literal interpretation of the early chapters of Genesis. On the …
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