Check this out: Bad Religion lead singer, UCLA professor of biology and past Humanist of the Year Greg Graffin was on NPRs Science Friday last week to discuss his new book “Anarcy Evolution: Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a World Without God.”
It’s a really interesting clip, although they lose Graffin for a few minutes in the middle.
I’m sure it will irk some atheists as Graffin rejects the label “atheist” and instead calls himself a “naturalist.” I also found his discussion of Dawkins et. al. bringing “atheism to the ivory towers” somewhat weird since it was those books that opened up the philosophical and scientific arguments to the wider audience.
But nevertheless, I think he has some interesting things to say about building a positive philosophy and about the intellectual strength of punk rock and the similarities between punk and science.
Check it out if you have 18 minutes to listen or read the transcript at the above link.