By Greg Graffin, Steve Olson
most folk understand Greg Graffin because the lead singer of the punk band undesirable faith, yet few be aware of that he additionally got a PhD from Cornell collage and teaches evolution on the college of California at la. In Anarchy Evolution, Graffin argues that paintings and technology have a deep connection. As a teenager turning out to be up whilst "drugs, intercourse, and hassle can be had on any given night," Graffin chanced on that the learn of evolution supplied a framework wherein he can make feel of the realm.
during this provocative and private booklet, he describes his personal coming of age as an artist and the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions regarding God, technological know-how, and human lifestyles. 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 . it's a e-book for an individual who has ever questioned if God fairly exists.
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Extra info for Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God
Here I mention just three and point out their potential signiﬁcance. First, Jesus has a lot more to say in John’s account than in Mark. In fact, he has sustained conversations with Pilate, speaking of his “kingdom that is not of this world” (18:36), indicating that he has come into the world to speak the truth (18:37), declaring that Pilate has no ultimate power over him, except what has been given him by God (19:11). These extended dialogues conform well with what you ﬁnd throughout all of John’s Gospel, where Jesus engages in long protracted speeches, quite unlike the series of aphorisms and one-liners that you frequently ﬁnd in the Synoptic Gospels.
Then there are differences that may not represent ﬂat-out contradictions but that do seem to stand somewhat at odds with each other. I have already mentioned the cleansing of the Temple in Mark 11 and John 2. In Mark it happens a week before Jesus dies; in John it is the ﬁrst public event of his three-year ministry. Strictly speaking this difference is not a contradiction: if you are creative enough, you can ﬁgure out a plausible explanation for both accounts being right. As I mentioned in the previous chapter, maybe Jesus cleansed the Temple twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of his ministry.
One point in particular seems to be irreconcilable. In Mark’s account the women are instructed to tell the disciples to go meet Jesus in Galilee, but out of fear they don’t say a word to anyone about it. In Matthew’s version the disciples are told to go to Galilee to meet Jesus, and they immediately do so. He appears to them there and gives them their ﬁnal instruction. But in Luke the disciples are not told to go to Galilee. They are told that Jesus had foretold his resurrection while he was in Galilee (during his public ministry).
Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science, and Bad Religion in a World Without God by Greg Graffin, Steve Olson