Here’s my Mercator.Net story on Francis Collins as new NIH head:
President Obama has chosen an evangelical Christian as the new head of the National Institutes of Health. He is coming under fire from both sides of the culture wars.
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Of course, his advocacy of faith as a public scientist has received mixed reviews, to the point of attracting histrionics about looming “theocracy.”
But now that Collins faces confirmation hearings before the Senate, the focus will shift from his persona to his view on issues relevant to his new job. He seems much more relaxed about abortion and human embryonic stem cell research than the average evangelical leader, so it will be interesting to see if he attracts any flak on that account.
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