Faith, Science, and Francis Collins

For The New Yorker, Dhruv Khullar writes that Francis Collins, the former head of the National Institutes of Health and a devout Christian, is trying to bridge the gap between the scientific community and its right-wing religious skeptics. Collins regularly appears on conservative news channels to speak directly to their audience and works with organizations encouraging dialogue across political and religious differences. Khullar writes, “For Collins, this pursuit is not an abstract ideal or a political goal. It is, in some sense, a higher calling. For our nation and our species, the future depends on its success.”

Read at The New Yorker

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