Anarchy Evolution has ratings and reviews. Michael said: Greg Graffin, through his music, has been one of my most profound personal influences. 30 Jan BOOK REVIEW: Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science & Bad Religion in a World Without God by Greg Graffin & Steve Olson (Harper Perennial). 12 Jan him when I started reading Greg Graffin’s new four-in-one book, Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a World Without God.
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Then, there’s also the fact that it’s a punk rock memoir. May 01, Hackie Laguna rated it it was amazing. I bought this book mainly because I’m a Bad Religion fan.
Since 15 I’ve listened to Bad Religion. He is also a professor of life sciences and biology at UCLA. Nevertheless, I typed the book’s title on Scribd. He has a lot to say that any thoughtful, well-meaning human being can take to heart. It kept me interested in every page and made me respect Greg and Bad Religion so much more than I already did. To be honest, I’m not much of a scientist, so those parts weren’t as interesting to me as the parts about playing in a punk rock band.
However, I ensure you that you’ll enjoy his lively descriptions, laugh with his nerd jokes and learn a lot about his life, how to observe nature closely and come to conclusion rationally thinking and, if nothing else, you will learn to express your worldview.
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God by Greg Graffin
It’s just that I knew all of that stuff greh. And you call yourself an honest thorough scientist and scholar? I recommend this one for people with an interest in science and a fascination with how that can mix with something as creative as evolutio.
This book is about Greg Graffin, his As a huge Bad Religion fan and a long time admirer of Greg Graffin’s lyrics and the strength with which he holds and refines and defends his views, I loved this book. He’s never bullheaded or mean, just stern and direct in his language.
During the award ceremony he played some acoustic versions of Bad Religion songs as well as songs from his solo career.
The craft of writing was missing here, feeling more like a stream-of-consciousness style essay than a well considered thesis or biography. Dec 30, Douglas L Allen rated it it was amazing. Where I thought this book didn’t work as well was when he was explaining scientific stuff. It is autobiographical in the sense that Graffin writes a lot about growing up in California.
It was all pretty basic, and for most people with a general grasp of science, it wouldn’t be anything new. Buy a copy for your curious religious friends!
As a huge Bad Religion fan and a long time admirer of Greg Graffin’s lyrics and the strength with which he holds and refines and defends his views, I loved this book. He delves into the debate between a guiding creator and the evidence of the impartiality and sometimes the illogic of nature and evolution. Which sounds like an awesome mix of topics comes short as Graffin doesn’t succeed in weaving all those topics together.
Graffin shouldn’t have used “Anarchy” in the title. Zerr and his commentaries – instead of pop theological crap by Jesus Christ Superstar. I am not a scientist, but Znarchy sometimes wish I was. I could quote the evoltuion – since most readers have probably forgotten all of it by now – but remember all those parts about punk music meaning something???
About each topic on it’s own: So this looked like the perfect book for me. Not only is Graffin a brilliant songwriter but he is an awe-inspiring author as well. I really enjoyed this book. Their resulting year-long e-mail exchange was published as a book inentitled “Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?
Graffin tries to show how both music and science are connected. One is left with the feeling that Graffin actually does have a valuable perspective to share in regard to his world-view, but it was inexpertly articulated in this first book.
For a braffin pushing 50, Graffin sounds as energetic or even more so than punk rockers half his age.
BOOK REVIEW: “Anarchy Evolution” by Greg Graffin and Steve Olson
Harper Perennial literary fiction and nonfiction. I think for its simplicity and non-compartmentalizations. The businessman whose master plan controls the world each day is blind to indications of his species’ slow decay. It’s obvious that he doesn’t believe in God, and there are parts where he strongly argues his position, but I didn’t feel like that was the focus of t Greg Graffin is the lead singer for Bad Religion.
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Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God
I understand the point he’s trying to convey but he fails to adequetly approach the concept of anarchy – whether Philosophical or otherwise. Moreover, he has a family, one divorce which by the way remarks on his book as tragedy and such a punk life I’ve always wanted to have. I eagerly bought this ajarchy as I’ve been a long time admirer of Graffin’s music, which is based around intellectual lyrics and thought provoking social commentary.
I’m a huge fan of Bad Religion and an evolutionary biologist. In his book Anarchy evolution he talks a lot graaffin personal adventures, thoughts back when he was a teenager and intellectual punk-rock. One final quote by Greg: This book is evollution Greg Graffin, his experiences, his beliefs and why those beliefs are logical to him. Unlike Dawkins, Graffin comes across less antagonistic to believers, but explains how a blind faith in a literal creation story is at odds with science.