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April 14 in freethought history…

April 14, 1950 - Geneticist Francis Collins is born in Staunton, Virginia. Collins is best known as former head of the Human Genome Project and as current Director of the National Institutes of Health. He has sparked controversy for his outspoken … Continue reading

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DVR Alert: Dawkins and Collins on Colbert

While it would have been super-cool to have Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins on The Colbert Report at the same time, we’ll have to settle for them one-at-a-time.  Dawkins (author of the new book The Greatest Show on Earth) will … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of Francis Collins

The freethought bloggerati have been all atwitter for the last few weeks in response to President Obama’s appointment of Francis “Three Waterfalls” Collins to head the National Institutes of Health.  Conservative pundits say we’re crying foul only because Collins is … Continue reading

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Sam Harris on Francis Collins

Sam Harris contributed an op-ed to the New York Times over the weekend, in which he expresses the concerns of the freethought community and science advocates over President Obama’s naming of Francis Collins as head of the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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What does Francis Collins mean for the NIH?

You may have heard the news that the president has named Francis “Three Waterfalls” Collins to head the National Institutes of Health.  By all accounts Collins is a competent bureaucrat and respectable as a researcher (he was one of the … Continue reading

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