Health, God and Maimonides


Over at NRO’s the Corner, Tevi Troy, formerly deputy health secretary in the Bush administration, explains why it matters not at all that Francis Collins, Prresident Obama’s pick to head the National Institutes of Health, is an evangelical Christian:

Collins is an evangelical Christian and a scientist, which some see as an odd juxtaposition, although there is no reason that those characteristics cannot coincide. (In my own faith, for example, Maimonedes was pretty serious about his Judaism, yet also a scientist of the highest order.)

Tevi has a sweet talent for understatement ("pretty serious about his Judiasm").

Also interesting is the revelation that Bush wanted Collins in the slot.

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