Sunday, July 31, 2011

Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God - Greg Graffin & Steve Olson

"[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."

"Whether you’re a believer, an atheist, an agnostic, or anything in between, this is a necessary book."

Most people know Greg Graffin as the lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion, but few know that he also received a PhD from Cornell University and teaches evolution at the University of California at Los Angeles. In Anarchy Evolution, Graffin argues that art and science have a deep connection. As an adolescent growing up when "drugs, sex, and trouble could be had on any given night," Graffin discovered that the study of evolution provided a framework through which he could make sense of the world.

In this provocative and personal book, he describes his own coming of age as an artist and the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions involving God, science, and human existence. While the battle between religion and science is often displayed in the starkest of terms, Anarchy Evolution provides fresh and nuanced insights into the long-standing debate about atheism and the human condition. It is a book for anyone who has ever wondered if God really exists. Amazon

File size: 1.97 MB
Format: epub/mobi

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RevolutionaryBum said...

Thank you for posting this book ! Looks like a good winter read, I've always admired Greg Graffin as a person rather than as the front man for BR. Greatly appreciate the multi formats !!!

Krokben said...

I've been listening to Bad Religion since the early 90's so I bought the signed first print of this book as soon as it came out. :) As would be expected by anyone familiar with BR's lyrics this book really only rarely argues for or against anything in a straight forward manner - it's more of a personal view; an inside look through the eyes of a person with a naturalist worldview, told parallel with the story of his band.
For me it was a feel-good book and I imagine some religious readers will finish it feeling a little more sympathetic to naturalist worldviews and those who hold them - that is, those rare few believers who are not too put of by the title of the book to pick it up.

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