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Graffin, Greg

Overview
Works: 39 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 1,428 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Independent films  Punk rock music  Rock music  Records and correspondence  Country rock music  Country music  New wave music  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Composer, Creator, Lyricist
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Greg Graffin
Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence by Greg Graffin( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the very beginning, life on Earth has been defined by war. Today those first wars continue to be fought around and inside us, influencing our individual behavior and that of civilization as a whole. War between populations--whether between different species or between rival groups of humans--is seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process. The popular concept of survival of the fittest explains and often excuses these actions. In Population Wars, Greg Graffin points to where the mainstream view of evolutionary theory has led us astray. That misunderstanding has allowed us to justify wars on every level, whether against bacterial colonies or human societies, even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern environment, Graffin demonstrates how an oversimplified idea of war, with its victorious winners and vanquished losers, prevents us from responding to the real problems we face. Along the way, Graffin reveals a paradox: When we challenge conventional definitions of war, we are left with a new problem--how to define ourselves. Population Wars is a paradigm-shifting book about why humans behave the way they do and the ancient history that explains that behavior. In reading it, you'll see why we need to rethink the reasons for war, not only the human military kind but also Darwin's "war of nature," and find hope for a less violent future for humankind."--Jacket
Anarchy evolution : faith, science, and bad religion in a world without God by Greg Graffin( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Is belief in God good, bad or irrelevant? : a professor and a punk rocker discuss science, religion, naturalism & Christianity by Preston Jones( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population wars : a new perspective on competition and coexistence by Greg Graffin( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populations Wars is a paradigm-shifting book about why humans behave the way they do and the ancient history that explains that behavior
Anarchie und Evolution : Glaube und Wissenschaft in einer Welt ohne Gott by Greg Graffin( )

6 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viele kennen Greg Graffin als Frontmann der Punkrockband Bad Religion. Nur wenige wissen, dass er ein naturwissenschaftliches Studium mit dem Doktorgrad abgeschlossen hat und an der Universität von Kalifornien in Los Angeles Evolutionsbiologie lehrt. In 'War Darwin ein Punk?' schlägt Graffin eine Brücke zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft. Als Jugendlicher - in einer Zeit, als er 'jede Nacht Drogen, Sex und Ärger hätte haben können' - entdeckte Graffin, dass das Studium der Evolution ihm eine Grundstruktur für den Sinn des Lebens aufzeigte. In diesem provokanten und sehr persönlichen Buch beschreibt er seine Reifung als Künstler und die Entwicklung seiner naturalistischen Weltanschauung. Während der Streit zwischen Religion und Wissenschaft häufig aus extremen Blickwinkeln dargestellt wird, zeigt sein Buch neue, detaillierte Einsichten zu der immerwährenden Debatte um Atheismus und den Sinn des Lebens. Es ist ein Buch für jeden, der sich schon einmal gefragt hat, ob Gott wirklich existiert. GREGORY WALTER GRAFFIN, geb. 1964, ist Sänger und Songwriter der legendären Punkband Bad Religion, die er 1980 in Los Angeles gründete. Graffin studierte Zoologie und promovierte an der Cornell-Universität. Seither ist er neben seiner Musikerkarriere als Dozent für Biologie und Paläontologie an der Universität von Kalifornien in Los Angeles tätig. Er lebt in Ithaca, New York, und Los Angeles. STEVE OLSON ist ein preisgekrönter Wissenschaftsautor und Verfasser des Buches Herkunft und Geschichte des Menschen: Was die Gene über unsere Vergangenheit verraten, das 2002 auf der Shortlist für den National Book Award stand. Olson ist Autor für die National Academy of Science sowie für andere Organisationen und zahlreiche naturwissenschaffliche Zeitschriften
Millport by Greg Graffin( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold as the clay by Greg Graffin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gray race by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clerks by Kevin Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clerks is one wild day in the life of a pair of over-worked counter jockeys whose razor-sharp wit and on-the-job antics give a whole new meaning to customer serivce."--Container
Clerks by Kevin Smith( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a day in the life of a convenience store clerk, Dante Hicks and his best friend/worst enemy/neighboring video-store clerk Randal
Stranger than fiction by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monism, atheism, and the naturalist world-view : perspectives from evolutionary biology by Greg Graffin( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only rarely, influential evolutionary biologists allow religious conceptions to enter their naturalistic world-view. They appeal to a unique blend of monism and deism that allows a small, relatively insignificant, role for god as a careless creator. The majority of the respondents see no need to invoke theological concepts in their naturalistic world-views at all, and yet, still maintain a technically compatibilist stance with respect to evolution and religion. Only 10.07% of the participants express a complete incompatibilism between evolution and religion. The majority, 71.88%, believe that religion is a social adaptation, and they find compatibility by expressing religion in evolutionary biological terms. Most participants believe that evolutionary biology is crucial for understanding the many social institutions of the human species, of which religion is only one. According to my study, compatibility of religion and evolutionary biology requires severe debasing of traditional religious beliefs
Cold as the clay by Greg Graffin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population wars : the ancient roots of coexistence by Greg Graffin( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Population Wars" is a paradigm-shifting book about why humans behave the way they do and the ancient history that explains that behavior. In reading it, you'll see why we need to rethink the reasons for war, not only the human military kind but also Darwin's "war of nature," and find hope for a less violent future for mankind."--Provided by publisher
No substance by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new America by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recipe for hate by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

in Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generator by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empire strikes first by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New maps of Hell by Bad Religion (Musical group)( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Anarchy evolution : faith, science, and bad religion in a world without God
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Is belief in God good, bad or irrelevant? : a professor and a punk rocker discuss science, religion, naturalism & Christianity
Alternative Names
Graffin, Gregory W.

Graffin, Gregory W. 1964-

Greg Graffin Amerikaans singer-songwriter

Greg Graffin cantante, paleontologo e biologo statunitense

Greg Graffin músic estatunidenc

Greg Graffin musicien américain

Greg Graffin Musico, escritor y profesor americano

Greg Graffin músico, escritor y profesor estadounidense

Greg Graffin músico estadounidense

Greg Graffin muzician american

Greg Graffin US-amerikanischer Sänger und Songwriter

Greg Graffin usona muzikisto

Greg Graffin yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

Greg Grafin

Граффин, Грег

Грег Графин

Грег Граффін

Languages
English (58)

German (11)