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Sam Harris On Francis Collins

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, Sam Harris, the author of The End of Faith, discusses why he is uncomfortable with Francis Collins' nomination to be NIH director. Harris says that Collins has impeccable credentials but that it's important to understand how Collins' faith relates to scientific research. Harris walks through the text of slides that Collins presented at a talk at Berkeley in 2008. Collins says that that science makes belief in "loving, logical and consistent" God reasonable but Harris adds that when challenged with evidence of an "unloving, illogical, inconsistent or, indeed, absent" God, Collins says that God is separate from Nature.