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Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?
Francis Collins: fit to head the NIH?

Today's topic: Some have made the argument that President Obama's nomination of Francis Collins, a born-again Christian geneticist, to head the National Institutes of Health is a disservice to the science community because it promotes someone who is known as an apologist for religion. Are they correct? Does the fact that Collins is considered so unique because of his open embrace of religion demonstrate that most scientists believe there is a conflict between science and religion? So what if Collins is a born-again Christian? Point: Francisco J. Ayala Francis S. Collins is one of the world's greatest human geneticists. He discovered in 1989, in collaboration with other...

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