Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has announced that he will be releasing his new book Population Wars on September 15th, which follows his 2010 book Anarchy Evolution, and examines the relationship between religion and evolution. Details of the book are as follows:
“Life on Earth has been defined by war from the beginning, with war between populations seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process. The popular understanding of “the survival of the fittest” explains and often excuses these actions. In Population Wars, Greg Graffin argues that this use of evolutionary theory is wrong, and that mistake has allowed us to justify wars even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern environment, Graffin demonstrates how an over-simplified idea of war, with its victorious winners and vanquished losers, prevents us from responding to the real problems we face.”
Population Wars is currently available for pre-order here, which also includes “a limited edition 7″ EP of specially re-recorded Graffin songs that helped inspire the book.” To promote the book, Graffin will be playing some solo shows, and the dates and locations are below.
As for Bad Religion, the band is now touring Europe, and will enter the studio around this fall to begin work on a new album, which will be their first since 2013’s True North, and their first with Mike Dimkich, who replaced longtime guitarist Greg Hetson last year.
09/18 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
09/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Coda
09/20 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
09/23 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/25 – Los Angeles – Bootleg
09/27 – Santa Ana CA – Constellation
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