Over at Framing Science, Matthew Nisbet has a post in which he endorses Francis Collins as the scientific advisor to the next US president. "Not only does Collins have top government experience but he is also a successful popularizer," he writes. "And perhaps even more importantly, based on his background and writings, he would make a perfect science ambassador to religious America."
But not everyone agrees with Nisbet. Scan through the comments for an increasingly vituperative debate on Collins' qualifications not only to advise a government, but to be a good leader for NHGRI.