Christian Confirmed as Head of NIH

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Dr. Francis Collins, an outspoken Christian, has been confirmed the head the National Institutes of Health.

He was nominated by President Barack Obama and today the Senate unanimously approved him.

Collins is the scientist credited with cracking the genetic code. He led the Human Genome Project - a team of scientists that unraveled the mysteries of DNA.

Collins once told CBN News about his deep faith in God and said he sees science as a form of worship.

"Would not God who gave us this glorious creation of his, and who gave us the intelligence to be able to try and understand it. Would He not be worshipped by our applying those tools to appreciate what He has done for us? And that draws me closer to Him in a way I really can't quite put into word. But it gives me a sense of just how grand and awesome his mind must be," Collins said.

But some Christians have concerns about Collins. 

World Magazine's Marvin Olasky explained, "Francis Collins is a professing Christian and he's also apparently a firm believer in evolution... I would love for them just to get together and discuss."

Olasky has more to say about Collins in an article for World MagazineClick here to read it. 

*Originally published August 7, 2009

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