Francis Collins is much smarter than you and me. He’s been described as “one of the most accomplished scientists of our time”.

Water from rock is even more convincing

Among other things, he’s noted for leading the Human Genome Project and for his landmark discoveries of disease genes.

He’s also noted for converting from being (in his words) an “obnoxious atheist” to an evangelical Christian after being struck by the beauty of a frozen waterfall.

In this remarkable interview Dr Collins discusses his faith. Despite being on the forefront of our scientific knowledge of life, he is happy to believe in the literal truth of Christ’s virgin birth and resurrection.

He has no trouble simultaneously believing in two seemingly incompatible views of the universe. This is interesting, to say the least.

Francis Collins demonstrates that you can believe what appears to be impossible, and still achieve genuine breakthroughs by following the scientific method. In fact he manages to link the two, calling science an “opportunity to worship”.

This is all good news for the world view of the Church Of Magnetism, as we work to promote a faith-based purpose to life.