If (like me) you’ve been busy wringing your hands over the fact that we live under a form of government in which the majority gets to tell the minority what to do, you may have missed the news that our good friend Francis Collins, the brains behind BioLogos, is in line to be the next Director of the NIH.
Sure, his bio is a bit iffy in parts:
Collins coined the term “BioLogos” to describe the conclusions he had reached about how life (Bios) came about through God’s speaking it into being (Logos); in that sense DNA can be considered metaphorically as God’s language.
- What is the proper relation between medicine and religion?
- At what point in the evolutionary process did humans attain the “Image of God”?
- If God created the NIH, what created God?
- How does the illness and disease in the world align with the idea of a loving God?
- Is there room in healthcare to believe in miracles?
- What factors should be considered in determining how to approach a passage of scripture?
And really, who better to lead the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and health-related research than a guy who started an entire foundation devoted to twisting science in ways that justify his belief in the supernatural.