With funding from the John Templeton Foundation, Francis Collins has launched a new foundation called BioLogos, which "promotes the search for truth in both the natural and spiritual realms, and seeks to harmonize these different perspectives." Collins hopes to show Christians, particularly evangelicals, that faith and science are compatible. For example, he tells Time magazine that Christians should consider the book of Genesis "not as a book about science but about the nature of God and the nature of humans.

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