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Health

Martin Nowak, man of God

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanJuly 31, 2007 9:19 AM

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Carl Zimmer has a fascinating profile of Martin Nowak, whose work I have talked about before. Carl saves the best for last:

Dr. Nowak sometimes finds his scientific colleagues astonished when he defends religion. But he believes the astonishment comes from a misunderstanding of the roles of science and religion. "Like mathematics, many theological statements do not need scientific confirmation. Once you have the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, it's not like we have to wait for the scientists to tell us if it's right. This is it."

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