It seems appropriate that the man who lead the effort to read the blueprint of the human genome should be honored in this way. Sir John Templeton set up this prize to honor those who demonstrate “the insights that science brings to the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s purpose and place within it.”
Collins was an atheist in his medical school days. It was watching how some men and women faced death that caused him to doubt his materialism. Ecclesiastes 3:11 say God planted eternity in the human heart.
Reminds me of what CL Lewis said, ” There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit -…”
For many years after its discover, materialistic scientists thought the DNA was full of junk code left over from evolution. This of course was because they didn’t understand what that extra DNA was for, the code that didn’t seem to be genes. Turns out, it is the switches responsible for epigenesis.
Fearfully and wonderfully made – yep.