Celebrated punk rock icons Bad Religion continue performing to fans throughout the world in support of their acclaimed new album The Dissent Of Man, while the group's multitalented singer has his renowned book Anarchy Evolution published in paperback.
Greg Graffin's book Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God is a timely and provocative look at the collision between religion and science by a founding member of Bad Religion. Most of the world knows Graffin as lead singer of the highly influential Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion. What many don't know is that Graffin also received a doctorate from Cornell University and has taught evolution at UCLA, and now at Cornell.
In Anarchy Evolution, Graffin, with Steve Olson, weds his experiences in punk culture and the academic world, and explores the deep connection between art, religion, and science - in a book that's equal parts memoir and manifesto.
As an adolescent growing up when "drugs, sex, and trouble could be had on any given night," Graffin discovered that science provided a framework through which he could make sense of the world. In this provocative and personal book, Graffin describes his own coming of age as an artist in the early L.A. punk scene, as well as how punk rock helped form his naturalist worldview on questions involving God, science, and human meaning.
Providing fresh and nuanced insights into the long-standing debate about atheism and the human condition, Anarchy Evolution is a book for anyone who has ever wondered if God really exists.
Critical Acclaim For Anarchy Evolution:
A worldview eloquently expressed. -- Chicago Tribune
[Graffin] explains how evolution can be a guide to life. -- Scientific American
Bucking authority and the religious views of his family, Graffin explains how he has developed a personal philosophy that celebrates the power of nature. -- Nature
Anarchy Evolution might not encourage obedient confidence in scientists anymore than it discourages such comfort in religious leaders. But if it's free thought and meta-aware intellectual inquiry that Graffin's aiming to champion instead, mission accomplished. - Popmatters