Scientist writes on 'the language of God'

 Scientist writes on 'the language of God'

The Language of God ­ A Scientist presents evidence for belief
By Francis Collins, published by Simon & Schuster NY

Dr Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, is one of the world's leading scientists, working at the cutting edge of the study of DNA, the code of life. He is also a committed Christian.

In The Language of God, he describes his years of journeying, from atheism to Christianity, via CS Lewis, Saint Augustine and others. Then he takes the reader off on an exhilarating tour of modern science, to show that physics, chemistry and biology, indeed reason itself, are not incompatible with belief.

Beautifully written - this awe-inspiring book is essential reading for anyone who wonders about the deepest questions of all: Why are we here? How did we get here? What does life mean?

It is also a timely response to the evangelical atheism of Richard Dawkins. Collins argues that our understanding of evolution, far from standing in the way of faith, reveals a universe of ever-greater ingenuity and subtlety.

first published LONDON - 5 June 2007 - 180 words

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