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Fellow Atheists: Are you worried that Evangelical Francis Collins is top contender for an Obama appointment?

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Fellow Atheists: Are you worried that Evangelical Francis Collins is top contender for an Obama appointment?

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I’m not an atheist, but… Francis Collins believes God created the universe over 13.5 billion years ago. Creationism is a philosophical belief regarding origins, not necessarily a belief that God created the universe less than 10,000 years ago. Evolution says nothing about origins. As a supporter of evolution Collins has written several books defending evolution to the Christian community. I don’t see the problem, unless people want to discriminate based on religion. He has always had great integrity as a scientist. ‘Collins remains firm in his rejection of Intelligent Design, and for this reason was not asked to participate in the 2008 documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which tries, among other things, to draw a direct link between evolution and atheism. Walt Ruloff, a producer for the film, claimed that Collins was “toeing the party line” by rejecting Intelligent Design, which Collins called “just ludicrous.”‘ Quotes from Francis Collins: “Yes, evolution by descent from

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