Friday, September 21, 2007

theist vs. atheist

Francis Collins vs. Richard Dawkins

Faith smackdown!

Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome Project (and onetime atheist), rejects the notion that science is sufficient to disprove the existence of God. Atheist biologist Richard Dawkins, aka Darwin's Rottweiler, insists that anyone who believes in an omnipotent creator is suffering a "delusion." Can the gloves of God defeat the punch of proof?

Collins once considered himself an atheist. However, dealing with dying patients led him to question his religious views, and after investigating various faiths., he became a believer in Jesus Christ after observing the faith of his critically ill patients and reading Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis.

During a debate with Richard Dawkins, Collins stated that God is the object of the unanswered questions about the universe that science does not ask, and that God himself does not need an explanation since he is beyond the universe. Dawkins accused this as "the mother and father of all cop-outs" and "an incredible evasion of the responsibility to explain."

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enjoy, ron


Anonymous said...

Francis looks like he is about to go "David Banner" on Dr. Dawkins.

I am also quite sure that Dr. Dawkins has talked til he "gets blue in the face" on a regular basis.

Ron, weren't these guys on the Wizard of Oz?


revdrron said...


Are you talking about David Banner the indomitable American rapper?

Wizard of Oz? Let's see... scarecrow, lion or tin man? Certainly not the man behind the curtain!

enjoy, ron

Anonymous said...

No- I was thinking more of David Banner as he was turning green prior to his transformation as The Icredible Hulk.