How a scientist can believe in God

Editor’s note: Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. His most recent book is “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.”

ROCKVILLE, Maryland (CNN) — I am a scientist and a believer, and I find no conflict between those world views.

As the director of the Human Genome Project, I have led a consortium of scientists to read out the 3.1 billion letters of the human genome, our own DNA instruction book. As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule of all living things, as God’s language, and the elegance and complexity of our own bodies and the rest of nature as a reflection of God’s plan.

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One Response to How a scientist can believe in God

  1. uncle to niece geeding says:

    what a coincidence. i just finished reading this article and thought to myself “I’m going to have to pass this on to Keith”

    Collins and my perspectives are very similar. I wish more could experience this truth.

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