Francis Collins Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

In a White House ceremony tomorrow, Dr, Francis Collins will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work as “director of the National Human Genome Research Institute is being honored for his leadership of the Human Genome Project and for greatly expanding the understanding of the human DNA.”

In addition to his work as a scientists, Collins is also well known in Christian circles for his book “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief”, which acts as both a defense of the compatibility of evolution to the Christian faith and as a modern day defense of the rationality of the Christian faith.

Christianity Today has coverage of the award,including links to several articles about Dr. Collins and his book here.

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