The depiction of Francis Collins as someone who has developed a good model for integrating faith and science is in many respects a tragic myth.
Imagine a boy who tells a girl he could climb to Jupiter because a natural ladder stretches from our planet to it.
Collins refers to the “backward wiring” of the vertebrate eye, characterizing it as flawed from an engineering perspective.
President Bill Clinton announced, in a speech Collins helped to write, “we are learning the language in which God created life.”
From an design perspective, there is no compelling reason to think that CRISPR gene editing will constitute an enhancement tool for building superior humans.