Science, religion debated as evangelical takes top NIH post
Can we all get along? Maybe not when it comes to science and religion.
Just ask scientist Francis Collins, installed last month as head of the National Institutes of Health.
It wasn't just newspaper editorials â€” scientists such as Harvard's Steven Pinker, who called Collins an "advocate of profoundly anti-scientific beliefs," criticized placing an outspoken evangelical Christian in the post.
Actually, some of the articles that are linked to in this article may of be of as much interest as the main article itself, e.g., [URL=ttp://www.ne.jp/asahi/moriyuki/abukuma/weber/world/ethic/pro_eth_frame.html]]]The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism[/URL].
The new NIH leader was perhaps on a fool's errand trying to bridge the gap between atheism and Christianity, but [URL=http://www.intelligentdesign.org/]]]Intelligent Design[/URL] is interesting.