Evolution, Religion and Free Will / Gregory Graffin

I would like to let you know the scientific work of Gregory Graffin  Bad religion’s singer. Gregory Graffin is Ph.D. at Cornell University , has lectured courses in life sciences and paleontology at the University of California, Los Angeles and he received Harvard Secular Society’s « Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism* » in 2008.  

The lyrics of the songs from his band of punk rock are based in their scientific work as evolutionary biologist

He has made a study about  Evolution, Religion and Free Will The most eminent evolutionary scientists have surprising views on how religion relates to evolution 

The conclusion is that:

« Only 10 percent of the eminent evolutionary scientists who answered the poll saw an inevitable conflict between religion and evolution. The great majority see no conflict between religion and evolution, not because they occupy different, noncompeting magisteria, but because they see religion as a natural product of human evolution. Sociologists and cultural anthropologists, in contrast, tend toward the hypothesis that cultural change alone produced religions, minus evolutionary change in humans. The eminent evolutionists who participated in this poll reject the basic tenets of religion, such as gods, life after death, incorporeal spirits or the supernatural. Yet they still hold a compatible view of religion and evolution. »

Links about Gregory Graffin:

UCLA  magazine: Reading, Writing and Rock ‘n’ Roll

UCLA description:  Gregory  Graffin is a UCLA alumnus and the lead singer for the punk rock band Bad Religion. He’s teaching Life Science 1 at UCLA, and the syllabus includes evolution.

Gregory’s Graffin UCLA syllabus Introduction to life science(2006)

Gregory’s Graffin UCLA syllabus Introduction to life science (2008)

Others links :

Experimental Philosophy and the Problem of Free Will Shaun Nichols

Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says

A mathematical model of social group competition with application to the growth of religious non-affiliation

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