Anarchy Evolution has ratings and reviews. Michael said: Greg Graffin, through his music, has been one of my most profound personal influences. Greg Graffin, and this uniquely fascinating book.” —Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Anarchy Evolution is a provocative look at the collision. Gregory Walter Graffin (født 6. november ) er amerikansk sanger, musiker, Evolutionists (); Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Anarchy Evolution by Greg Graffin. Steve Olson Goodreads Author. A provocative look at the collision between religion and science-by the founding member of the cult punk band Bad Religion who is also a professor. Anarchy Evolution will appeal to the fans of Bad Religion which as sold over 2.
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Lists with This Book. Dec 19, Michael rated it it was ok Shelves: Greg Graffin, through his music, has annarchy one of my most profound personal influences. I’ve been a fan of Bad Religion for going on two decades, and Graffin’s lyrics have always struck me as personally and socially relevant.
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God
It was with this level of admiration that I picked up his book. Sadly, I’ve found his prose to be far less inspirational or insightful than his poetry. One is left with the feeling that Graffin actually does have a valuable perspective to share in regard to his hreg, bu Greg Graffin, through his music, has been one of my most profound personal influences. 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 grafin book.
The craft of writing was missing here, feeling more like a stream-of-consciousness style essay than a well considered thesis or biography. It rather felt like Graffin just had some stuff he wanted to get off of his chest, and now that he’s done it, I sincerely hope that he anatchy to popular science writing with some better crafted examples wspaol his positions and experiences.
I know he’s capable, and I’ll be happy to buy his next book when he gets around to it. Additionally, I don’t think I was the target audience for this book. It felt geared toward high school aged youths that might be in search of meaning and community.
Perhaps within that demographic this book will be more meaningful.
Oct 01, Jan rated it liked it Shelves: From the lead singer of Bad Religion, a book about science and religion and music and other stuff. I’m not totally sure what this book was about, but I liked it anyway. Sometimes I don’t need to get the “point” to enjoy something. I thought the book worked best when Gaffin spoke of his personal life.
I enjoyed his tales about his childhood, about how he founded Bad Religion, and of how he became obsessed with evolution, which led him grwg eventually receive a PhD he is a college professor as well From the lead singer of Bad Religion, a book about gref and religion and music and other stuff. I enjoyed his tales about his childhood, about how he founded Bad Religion, and of how he became obsessed with evolution, which espakl him to eventually receive a PhD he is a college professor as well as a punk rock singer.
His chapter about the first big field expedition he did in the Amazon was fantastic. I also really enjoyed reading his personal opinions about science and religion. Of particular interest to me was his piece on our national svolution with the theory of natural selection, which has colored the debate on evolution for far too long.
As I read it, I kept thinking to myself, “Thank you! Where I thought this book didn’t work as well was when he was explaining scientific stuff. It’s not because he’s bad at it. It’s just that I knew all of that stuff already. It was all pretty basic, and for most people with a general grasp of science, it wouldn’t be anything new. However, I do realize that he was writing for a broad audience, so he had to keep it simple.
It was just a little boring for me. Overall, a really solid piece evolutin work. Jul 16, David Boone rated it it was amazing. He weaves his story together really well, bridging the two disparate fields in evolurion he splits his time. The science he presents is easy to understand, evolutiom he infuses it with additional relevance by relating the evolutionary ideas direct Greg Graffin, Ph.
The science he presents is easy to understand, and he infuses it with additional relevance by relating the evolutionary ideas directly to his experience as a musician. If you’re a fan of the band, it will give you all kinds of glimpses behind the scenes of their development and history; and even if you’re simply a science, philosophy, or religion buff, you might find it interesting how he builds and presents his views. Personally I found listening to Bad Religion’s entire discography while reading this to be the icing on the cake.
They were always jokingly called “thesaurus punk” due to Graffin’s propensity for using complex technical terms in his lyrics, and yet in the context of the narrative he presents here, his lyrics take on an even deeper relevance. Apr 21, Rod rated it did not like it Shelves: Now this was a fun challenge. But that’s no reason we can’t have a blast. Here’s a game I play with all Evolutionary Propaganda: Underline every evolutionary Fact that is met with a “Maybe, possibly, might have, we assume, are led to believe, appears, or plays loosely with billions o Now this was a fun challenge.
Evolutiln every evolutionary Fact that is met with a “Maybe, possibly, might have, we assume, are led to believe, appears, or plays loosely with billions of years Here’s an enlightened sample: Great Cali Punk band. Garffin you get the idea.
That’s a LOT of maybe’s. But i’m no scientist. Anyway, I enjoyed all the bits about Bad Religion and Graffin boasting about how insightful he always was.
YES, it’s not hard to prove you are smarter than all the other punks who got arrested, abused, dropped out, or just died from stupidity – sorry, the bar was low buddy.
At least Offspring knows exactly what their fans are made of They even insulted them on occasion But Evolutjon still hate Bad Religion and couldn’t make out more than two or three words Greg babbled.
Maybe Jesus won’t condemn evolutiob for the bits he couldn’t make out. So grreg funny part is how Greg Gaffin keeps insisting that punk music and his desperate blind faith in evolution has some similarities I could quote the book – since most readers have probably forgotten all of it by now – but remember all those parts about punk music meaning something???
And the general retardedness of the Ramones? Those were still fun songs though. But not something I would boast about.
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God by Greg Graffin
But Greg seems to consider all of his fans enlightened citizens of a possible Utopian culture Greggy, next time you do a gig: The term “Enlightened” or “Brights” as Dawkins like to think just grfg comes to mind. Here’s a quote about Punk fans: But almost everyone is aware of the rules.
So how exactly does Greg prove to us we are in a world without God? Just more assumptions from an enlightened Evolutionary forest dweller who teaches other enlightened anqrchy hopefully? How often he teaches?
But I also don’t recommend learning much from Country or Blues singers. Here’s a horrible thought: That album taught me I didn’t have to read the Bible to get the gist of Jesus’ life. Greggy you really should have carefully read the Bible. Here’s another fun and significant quote: Greg even attempted some deep biblical theology: He who has doubts is condemned.
Is that what the Bible says? And you call yourself an honest thorough scientist and scholar? Here’s what the Bible fully says: The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if he eats, because the eating is not from faith.
For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.