Bad Religion's Greg Graffin To Teach At Cornell University
According to a report by The Los Angeles Times, Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin is taking his teaching skills to the next level. The veteran punk rocker will be lecturing a course on evolution in the Fall at his alma mater, Cornell University in New York.
Graffin has been no stranger to teaching ethics and speaking his mind as the founder of Bad Religion is a renown author, received his Ph.D. in Zoology and is a lecturer in Paleontology and Life Sciences at UCLA when not touring with his band. As an author, Graffin released "Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science And Bad Religion In A World Without God" last year, discussing his thoughts on punk and atheism.
"This is the first year of three that I am slated to help develop the course and lecture at Cornell," he recently said in a statement. "I have a colleague who is a gifted geneticist, Richard Harrison, who will be co-teaching with me. I only have to lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That leaves plenty of time to head overseas on the weekends!"
Praised for his theories and opinions, Graffin was also recently named after a scientific finding. Jingmai O'Connor, a paleontologist, named an ancient bird fossil he discovered in northwestern China, going on to call the musician a "evolutionary biologist, professor, rock star , and inspiration to numerous budding and established scientists around the world".
In other news, Graffin recently spoke out on Bad Religion's status as a band hinting at possible retirement in the future saying the group are going to try to attempt one more album and "then join the navy, do honest work".
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