Tuesday, September 29, 2020

God, Science and Faith

Renowned geneticist, Dr Francis Collins, who led the team that mapped the human genome, directs the National Institutes of Health in the USA, and is at the forefront of finding a vaccine for Covid-19. He was been awarded the £1.1-million Templeton Prize for 2020. Previously - in his own words - an ‘obnoxious atheist’, Collins believed that all questions about life and the universe could basically be reduced to physics and chemistry. He has written about his journey to faith in God, and, in particular his examination of the evidence concerning the truth or falsity of religion. Eventually he read C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity. ‘Within the first three pages’, he writes, ‘I realised that my arguments against faith were those of a schoolboy.’

This video is Collins’ 2020 Templeton Prize Address.


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