Christian Ken Miller destroys intelligent design.
Francis Collins has just chosen to continue to Believe by Faith and synthesize where possible.
Here’s a comment I left in answer to JB on his post. He seems to think Francis Collins agrees fully with Intelligent Design AND the biblical account of creation. JB may have both a mistaken understanding of what Collins really believes about the bible and science, and what it means to be a biblical Christian.
I’m sure you can understand JB, that once you accept the concept of human evolution, the idea portrayed in Genesis and the Bible that God created mankind from the dirt and breathed life into him in a single day, single act of creation becomes a myth. A myth that all of the characters in the bible, including a supposed all knowing man/god jesus, believed as fact.
That’s why as a Christian, a biblically consistent and honest one anyway, one cannot accept evolution and still accept the Bible in any literal way as explanation for the way reality actually is.
Francis Collins is a scientist who holds to his christianity by faith by ignoring the glaring inconsistencies between what he knows to be true and what he must ‘believe to be True ™’ as part of his religion.
One cannot be both a true scientist and a True Christian.
“If the foundations be destroyed…”
It’s just not possible to be both both a True Scientist, committed to the facts, evidence and Truth and be a True Christian, committed to the bible, and the biblical account of creation, or as it’s called nowadays Intelligent Design. Anyone who tells you that it is… is either being dishonest or deluding themselves so they can hold onto their Faith in the face of Facts.
Neither Collins or Miller hold onto their Faith by evidence or scientific facts. They both hold onto their Faith by Faith, despite evidence, facts and scientific inquiry. Collins is just more dishonest or deluded about it than Miller.