Greg Graffin (singer) of Bad Religion posted his Ph.D. dissertation online (CornellEvolutionProject.org). Makes for some very interesting reading. The premise is that evolutionary biologists (scientists) cannot (do not) believe in traditional religions because of their science. There is a lot more to it than that, but for the interest of brevity… thats it.
On a side note I saw Bad Religion about 2 weeks ago at Janus Landings in St. Petersburg. Damn was it a great show! Tons of energy, and the great music of Bad Religion. The opening bands were great, and the entire show rocked. I have listened to them for many years, but have not managed to see them play, until now. I can’t wait to see them again.
The really amusing thing that my brother and I noticed is that while Bad Religion has been playing for around 24 years, the audience has remained the same age group.
Personal: I have also decided that I will try to make it to more live shows to support the artists that I like. Also I will make every effort to buy the CD’s directly from them (direct website) so they get a little larger cut of the margins. I know that Wal*Mart will be selling all their CDs at ~$10 but I don’t want to support that corporate machine either. Just trying to do my part.