The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies---How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths - Chapter 2: Dr. Collin's Conversion Summary & Analysis

Michael Shermer
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Chapter 2: Dr. Collin's Conversion Summary and Analysis

It's not just uneducated bricklayers who have auditory hallucinations. Dr. Francis Collins, M.D. and Ph.D., and former head of the Human Genome Project, had his own life-changing epiphany. The powers of belief can happen to anyone. In his book, "The Language of God," Collins described his journey from atheist to theist. His education and background in science was not fertile ground for religious belief. Collins began to believe that God existed outside the universe. He was influenced by C.S. Lewis who wrote that Jesus was either to be viewed as a lunatic or demon or was to be believed. It was a choice. In touch with nature one day, Collins fell in the dewy grass and surrendered to Christ.

Recalling his journey of belief to Shermer, Collins indicated that it was during...

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