Aug 14, 2009 - 4:43 pm
I just thought I'd share this information, if you haven't already heard. Obama nominated Francis Collins to be the head of NIH (National Institute of Health), and he was confirmed in the position. If you get the C3 enewsletter, you probably already saw this. His name rang a bell with me because of a reality show on TLC I'd seen on the disease progeria. This is the disease that causes premature aging- the show featured a British girl with progeria. In the show, they talked about "going to the States to visit Dr. Collins"- well, this is the man!
What made me post this on the religion/spirituality board is what you may not know about Dr. Francis Collins... that he was a strong atheist who ended up becoming a Christian, and wrote a book about his change in beliefs and how he believes he found scientific evidence that there has to a Creator- and how discovering this is what converted him. Though most scientists today seem to not believe in God, Dr. Collins was one of those who's research and scientific discoveries lead him to believe there most definitely has to be a God. He wrote a book titled "The Language of God- A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief".
I had heard from a friend it's very interesting reading & so I just ordered myself a copy from Amazon.com and am most anxious to read it when it comes in.
Just thought I'd share this-