Intelligent quote of the day

572px-Francis_Collins“Well, evolution is a theory. It’s a very compelling one. As somebody who studies DNA, the fact that we are 98.4 percent identical at the DNA level to a chimpanzee, it’s pretty hard to ignore the fact that when I am studying a particular gene, I can go to the mouse and find it’s the similar gene, and it’s 90 percent the same. It’s certainly compatible with the theory of evolution, although it will always be a theory that we cannot actually prove. I’m a theistic evolutionist. I take the view that God, in His wisdom, used evolution as His creative scheme. I don’t see why that’s such a bad idea. That’s pretty amazingly creative on His part. And what is wrong with that as a way of putting together in a synthetic way the view of God who is interested in creating a group of individuals that He can have fellowship with — us? Why is evolution not an appropriate way to get to that goal? I don’t see a problem with that.”

—-American physiciangeneticist, and recently appointed Director-designate National Institutes of Health , Dr. Francis Collins responding to the most frequent question, “What do you say to your fellow Christians who say, ‘Evolution is just a theory, and I can’t put that together with my idea of a creator God’?”

Advertisements

One thought on “Intelligent quote of the day

  1. I read in an article that Francis Collins is actually a much sought-after speaker by evangelical churches because of his approach to religion and evolution. It warms my heart if evangelicalism is becoming that open!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s