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Bad Religion Frontman To Lecture Evolution – Has Fossil Named After Him

Written by Brayden Darke on May 20, 2011

Greg Graffin Frontman from the SoCal punk rock legends Bad Religion has taken a position to help develop and lecture his own course at revered ivy league institution Cornell University.

Graffin holds a PhD in Zoology from Cornell, and recently published a best selling memoir entitled Anarchy Evolution: Faith, Science and Bad Religion in a World Without God. He’s been asked to teach the subject in the fall semester (August 24th to December 11th). “This is the first year of three that I am slated to help develop the course and lecture at Cornell.” When asked about whether it would interfere with touring, he said “I only have to lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays. That leaves plenty of time to head overseas on the weekends!”.

Dr. Graffin has also been honoured with having a bird fossil named after him. Dr. Jingmai O’Connor, discovered the ancient fossil in the Gansu Province of north-western China, and named this important find “Qiliania graffini” in honor of the singer. “I am so happy that they have given me the privilege of having an important fossil bird named in my honor. My love of birds now must pass to the Cretaceous and the wonderful finds from China.”

Bad Religion will be out here for the Soundwave Revolution Festival line up in late September. This could be one of the last times Bad Religion will be touring Australia.

Tickets will go on sale 2nd June.

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