Guest Suggestion: Greg Graffin

simian
simian's picture
Posts: 13
Joined: 2007-01-31
User is offlineOffline
Guest Suggestion: Greg Graffin
Graffin's new book

Singer/songwriter Greg Graffin of Bad Religion should be a guest on the show. In addition to a 27 year long career as an icon in the punk rock scene, Graffin has managed to earn his PhD in Zoology from Cornell University... his PhD project is called The Cornell Evolution Project and it deals with how evolutionary scientists around the world perceive conflict between science and religion, and if religious themselves, how they reconcile that religion with their own scientific training.

 A book also came out recently, Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?: A Professor And a Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism & Christianity, in which Graffin and Preston Jones, a professor at a small Christian college, debate naturalism vs. theism in a series of emails. The book is readable to the layman and is a very cordial discussion.

 Graffin has written many songs dealing with the absurdity of religion and promoting naturalist values. Bad Religion will be releasing their newest album, New Maps of Hell, sometime in July this year. I believe that Graffin, if you can get him, would make an EXCELLENT show guest!!! I would go out of my way to make sure I was able to hear the live recording of this episode. Who else agrees with me?!?!


HellyK
Posts: 43
Joined: 2007-05-07
User is offlineOffline
Interesting, have you read

Interesting, have you read his book yet? 


Dante626
Gold MemberSilver Member
Dante626's picture
Posts: 47
Joined: 2006-10-16
User is offlineOffline
I would absolutely love to

I would absolutely love to hear this show. Bad Religion is my favorite band, and Greg Graffin's solo cd Cold as the Clay is also very good. Maybe I just haven't explored music as much as others, but I've yet to find a band that deals with the topics Bad Religion does as well as they do, let alone at all. I am currently reading the book, and I am so far enjoying it.


ga5speed02
ga5speed02's picture
Posts: 20
Joined: 2008-02-09
User is offlineOffline
Yes it would be amazing if

Yes it would be amazing if he were here.

Don't for get he earned his master degree in geology from UCLA and his dissertation "Monism, Atheism, and the Naturalist Worldview: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology" I am trying to get a copy of it.  I can't seem to find it. Even at www.thebrpage.net

Hey I don't know if the billions will survive, But Ill believe in God when 1 and 1 are 5 - Greg Graffin


simian
simian's picture
Posts: 13
Joined: 2007-01-31
User is offlineOffline
Graffin's dissertation

This is the website for the Cornell Evolution Project:
http://www.polypterus.org/

The paper copies of the dissertation are currently unavailable but you could try eBay. I have a copy myself.
Here's what his website says about it:
http://www.polypterus.org/obtain.html


ga5speed02
ga5speed02's picture
Posts: 20
Joined: 2008-02-09
User is offlineOffline
simian wrote: This is the

simian wrote:
This is the website for the Cornell Evolution Project:
http://www.polypterus.org/

The paper copies of the dissertation are currently unavailable but you could try eBay. I have a copy myself.
Here's what his website says about it:
http://www.polypterus.org/obtain.html

 

 

thanks man. yea that site is the only site i found. but it never available 

Hey I don't know if the billions will survive, But Ill believe in God when 1 and 1 are 5 - Greg Graffin