The link above is an article from National Geographic about geneticist Francis S. Collins. It is a short article, but I think it explains and sums up clearly how he and many other scientists deal with their work and their faith.
We discussed the issues between science and faith in class, and many other people have written their blogs about it, also. I think it is an important issue because faith is such a big part of most people’s personal lives and community, and science is a big part of learning, education, and work. This is an important issue for me because I come from (like many people in the Cincinnati area) a big Catholic family. My parents sent me to Catholic school, from pre-k through high school. The first university I went to was Northern Kentucky University as an Anthropology major. In my biological anthropology and evolution classes, many of my class mates assumed I never had any formal education in evolution because of my catholic background. In reality, though, I has started learning about evolution in the 6th or 7th grade. The reason I bring this up is because people often think science and faith is black or white; like my education was either faith oriented or science oriented. In reality, though, most people are in the grey, the in between.
I find myself in the grey; filling in the scientific mysteries with my education in my religion.
Gretchen Marie Semancik