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Science Builds Faith: An Opinion
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Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, shares the following testimony in the winter 2004 edition of the Christian Networks Journal. "I find the experience of scientific discovery also to be an experience of worship. After all, God is the greatest scientist.... My faith adds a powerful dimension to this work. I believe that the mandate to heal is a strong one for a believer--after all, consider how much of his precious time here on earth Christ spent healing the sick. The study of the genome makes sense as a profoundly exciting adventure in science, but it is more than that: It is our greatest hope for understanding and curing disease in the future. There are risks, of course, as this powerful knowledge could be misused. Here again, my faith provides a powerful reminder of the need to be sure that new discoveries are used for benevolent purposes and not for evil or self-serving ones." For more, go to: http://www.christiannetworks.org/pages/issuewinter045.html

INNOVATIONewsletter, April 14, 2005 Center for Creative Ministry