By Greg Graffin, Steve Olson
most folks recognize Greg Graffin because the lead singer of the punk band undesirable faith, yet few be aware of that he additionally obtained a PhD from Cornell collage and teaches evolution on the collage of California at l. a.. In Anarchy Evolution, Graffin argues that paintings and technology have a deep connection. As a teen turning out to be up while "drugs, intercourse, and bother may be had on any given night," Graffin came upon that the research of evolution supplied a framework by which he can make feel of the area.
during this provocative and private ebook, he describes his personal coming of age as an artist and the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions related to God, technology, and human life. whereas the conflict among faith and technological know-how is usually displayed within the starkest of phrases, Anarchy Evolution presents clean and nuanced insights into the long-standing debate approximately atheism and the human situation. it's a e-book for somebody who has ever puzzled if God fairly exists.
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But in return, it places you at the center of the universe and assures you that you are the personal object of a heavenly plan. Indeed, if you make the right propitiations you may even find that death has no sting, and that an exception to the rules of physical annihilation may be made in your own case. It cannot be said often enough that this preachment is immoral as well as irrational. To be charitable, one may admit that the religious often seem unaware of how insulting their main proposition actually is.
We did not know that we lived on a round planet, let alone that the said planet was in orbit in a minor and obscure solar system, which was also on the edge of an unimaginably vast cosmos that was exploding away from its original source of energy. We did not know that micro-organisms were so powerful and lived in our digestive systems in order to enable us to live, as well as mounting lethal attacks on us as parasites. We did not know of our close kinship with other animals. We believed that sprites, imps, demons, and djinns were hovering in the air about us.
The worst offenders in the Final Solution were doctors who saw a chance to conduct vile experiments. None was ever threatened by the Church with excommunication (they would have had to assist at a termination of an unwanted pregnancy in order to run such an awful risk). And today, those who award themselves permission to destroy the lives of others need only say that they have divine permission in order to read excuses for their actions from clerical authorities—excuses and euphemisms that are often published in respectable newspapers.
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God by Greg Graffin, Steve Olson