Francis Collins Quotes

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Francis Collins Quotes

What more powerful form of study of mankind could there be than to read our own instruction book?
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To get our universe, with all of its potential for complexities or any kind of potential for any kind of life-form, everything has to be precisely defined on this knife edge of improbability ... . [Y]ou have to see the hands of a creator who set the parameters to be just so because the creator was interested in something a little more complicated than random particles.

— Francis Collins

I'm enormously interested to see where neuroscience can take us in understanding these complexities of the human brain and how it works, but I do think there may be limits in terms of what science can tell us about what does good and evil mean anyway, and what are those concepts about?

— Francis Collins

God gave us free will, and we may choose to exercise it in ways that end up hurting other people.

— Francis Collins

It's interesting when you read the life of Christ how much of his time he spent healing the sick. There must have been a reason for that - he was modelling for us what it is we are intended to do by following his path.

— Francis Collins

Cancer is a disease of the genome. And that's what happens. You make mistakes in a cell somewhere in your body that causes it to start to grow when it should've stopped, and that's cancer. And those mistakes are mistakes of DNA.

— Francis Collins

Sometimes you develop a passion for something because of some personal experience.

— Francis Collins

We give our kids vaccinations. That's a biological enhancement that's considered not just acceptable but actually admirable.

— Francis Collins

A virus is not just DNA; a virus is also packaged up, covered over with a series of proteins in a nice, elegant, well-compacted form.

— Francis Collins

I think there are people who's lives have been saved because of the study of the genome.

— Francis Collins

I'm a pretty informal guy. I ride a Harley.

— Francis Collins

Addressing the conclusions of The God Delusion point by point with the devastating insight of a molecular biologist turned theologian, Alister McGrath dismantles the argument that science should lead to atheism, and demonstrates instead that Dawkins has abandoned his much-cherished rationality to embrace an embittered manifesto of dogmatic atheist fundamentalism.

— Francis Collins

Faith is not the opposite of reason. Faith rests squarely upon reason, but with the added component of revelation.

— Francis Collins

Are we using science in ways that it wasn't intended to, in which case we should be a little careful, or are we using faith in ways that faith wasn't really designed for? There are certain questions that are better answered by one approach than the other, and if you start mixing that up, then you end up in ... conflict.

— Francis Collins

Science is ... a powerful way, indeed - to study the natural world. Science is not particularly effective ... in making commentary about the supernatural world. Both worlds, for me, are quite real and quite important. They are investigated in different ways. They coexist. They illuminate each other.

— Francis Collins

We are still working with an incomplete compass. The time is right to bring the full power of genomics to bear on the problem of cancer.

— Francis Collins

The blooming of a flower is, in my mind, not a miracle. It's something that we can understand on the basis of molecular biology these days

— Francis Collins

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