As regular readers likely know, ESN has partnered with the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) on a number of initiatives in the last few years, notably student tracks for the ASA’s last two Annual Meetings. This regular faith/science conference rotates around the country and will be at Gordon College near Boston for summer 2018. ESN is planning to collaborate with ASA on student tracks again, and we’d love to see members submit abstracts. Students: Some scholarship opportunities are available, so stay tuned for further information on that.Â [Read more…] about Update: 2/28 Extended Deadline for ASA Abstract Submission
The value of The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for BeliefÂ is that it was written by the Director of the Human Genome Project. Francis Collins’ personal narrative of coming to faith and his sometimes eloquent plea for an end to the warfare between science and faith are the most valuable parts of the book. These are the strengths of The Language of GodÂ and worth the price of admission if you have not heard his story. Likewise, Collins gives a good, if relatively brief, narrative of his work in genomics and the human genome project and some sense of why he thinks this was such a worthy endeavor to pursue both as scientist and Christian.
On other counts, I would rate this book “just OK”. Collins’ apologetic for faith is derived from C.S. Lewis and I would say here, “read Lewis”! [Read more…] about Book Review: The Language of God