Francis Collins is a giant in biology. He's currently also the head of the National Institutes of Health. Another uncommon position he holds is a belief in a god. Specifically he claims to be a Christian. So he released a video of him explaining his position and why he holds the idea that there is likely a god, or specifically, God. Link
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I have a question and some observations about the video. We have a man that believes in Old Earth. We have a man that believes humans evolved. So clearly he can't be in support of Genesis as an accurate story. In the video he talks about a god as a designer in a deistic sense around the 4 minute mark. I don't see how anyone could square the Bible with a Deistic god. Seems to me that the God in the Bible is quite involved in the goings on of the world.
I don't understand how anyone can be a Christian and a scientist. Francis Collins can defend his view of biology from a design standpoint. I'll concede, I'm going to lose that argument due to what he knows. It doesn't mean that I'm wrong, but the man is vastly more educated on the subject than I will ever be and he sees what he sees. Where I would take him on is in the theology. You cannot square up Evolution and Christianity as compatible ideology. You can't say that Yaweh was here to get the ball rolling then just stepped aside. It's contrary to the whole religion and really, for me, solidifies the point that he simply doesn't evaluate the theology. Theology isn't some mystical fog, there are specific claims made. If you don't buy a large portion of the claims made by a specific book, why buy they religion? If God is really a Deistic entity, then who walked with Moses? Who cursed the Pharoh? Who flooded the Earth? Who sent Jesus? etc.
What are you seeing in this video?