On getting to know the work of Francis Collins…

Francis Sellers Collins, National Institutes for Health, Washington, DC

Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Science, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, The Templeton Award
Books: The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.
CV (41 pages, last update 2013)

Note: Many articles make references to Collins. For my own edification, I specially note the work of Don Page (Alberta), Does God So Love the Multiverse? (2008) (PDF)

2021 recent email: January 30, 2020, 12:25 PM

Dear Dr. Francis Collins:

In the darkness of these days and our times, we all need an attitude adjustment. For most, believing in God’s grace and God’s light is too big a jump.

I just ask all my atheist friends (seems it’s cool to be an atheist these days), my Democrat friends and my Republican friends, “Just break out of your solipsistic nonsense, get over your enduring narcissism, spare me of your nihilism, and stop fooling around with dystopian madness.”

Worldviews are so yesterday. We all need a highly-integrated view of the universe!” 

March 14 is coming up soon. It’ll be pi day and in my slowly-emerging model of the universe, pi is pivotal: https://81018.com/challenge/ (Y’all can have a little laugh at my expense.) It’s OK.

Notwithstanding, I send you my warmest thoughts for the continued success of all your work.
Poor Dr. Fauci; he seems so lost without you.

Again, best wishes,

2020 email: August 20, 2020, 4:47 PM

RE: Congratulations indeed! The Language of God has 2020 vision.

Dear Dr. Francis Collins:

Congratulations on winning the Templeton Award! Outstanding. Legendary!

It has been over seven years since we’ve communicated, yet I now have several references to you within my evolving website:
1. https://81018.com/templeton/
2. https://81018.com/just-a-second/#Afterthoughts
3. https://81018.com/2008/01/02/totline/

I’ll be updating these pages and I will be developing a primary page of references. Best wishes with your work to grasp and control all the parasites and viruses and other pathogens of this world!

Best wishes indeed,

2014 Email: 7 February 2014, 4:04 PM

Dear Dr. Francis Collins:

As a sequel to the Big Board-little universe, you might find this of
some interest: https://81018.com/2014/05/21/propaedeutics/

Your most critical comments would be profoundly appreciated.


2013 Email: Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:31 PM

Dear Dr. Francis Collins:

Thank you for your work to bring new light to old belief systems. Your book, The Language of God, is on my bookshelf. That you are a profound Christian thinker is obvious. That you have been profoundly criticized by the best of the atheists is also quite obvious.

Most atheists do not have answers to some rather simple questions about life.

In December 2011 I was helping a high school teacher, part of our extended family, to engage his students in base-2 exponential notation applied to the smallest and largest known measurements within our physical world. We started with the Planck Length and went out to the Observable Universe. Both measurements are well-known but base-2 notation had not been applied to that range. We discovered 202.34 notations (doublings, layers or steps) by simply multiplying the Planck Length by 2 and then multiplying each result by 2 until we reached the largest measurement.

It is a different kind of ordering system than base-10 because its granularity has a parallel construct to many processes in chemistry and biology.

Is it useful? Should it be encouraged? If you would like to take a look at some of the discussions around it, some of our work is posted here: https://81018.com/concepts-parameters/




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