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.
The authors also want sex designations removed from important documents such as passports.
It is all about the costs of getting on the wrong side of the power structure. To say that this “chills” debate about scientific issues is an understatement.
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
When organ-transplant medicine was launched, a wary society was solemnly promised that organs would be taken only from the dead.