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Greg Graffin

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Gregory Walter Graffin (born Saturday, November 6, 1965 in Racine, Wisconsin), better known as Greg Graffin is the singer and founder of the punk rock band Bad Religion.

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Greg Graffin singing at a concert. Click to enlarge.

He formed Bad Religion in 1980 at age 15 when he was in high school. The band released a self-titled EP in 1981 and disbanded in 1984, re-forming in 1987. They resigned with Epitaph Records, a record label created originally by them to release their records, and recorded Suffer, releasing it in 1987.

The three more popular records on Epitaph are No Control, Against the Grain, and Generator. He recorded a solo album in 1996, called American Lesion. The band recorded The Process of Belief in 2001 and released it in the end of the year with the first single "Sorrow" released in the United States in winter 2002.

Graffin earned a masters degree in geology from the University of California, Los Angeles and received his Ph.D. in evolutionary paleontology from Cornell University. However, according to a video clip originally from the Bad Religion official website (http://www.badreligion.com) and also available from The Cornell Evolution Project (http://www.cornellevolutionproject.org/) homepage, the PhD thesis was officially a Zoology PhD thesis, supervised by William B. Provine (http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/provine/provine.html) at Cornell University. The thesis was entitled "Monism, Atheism and the Naturalist Worldview: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology". It is described as being essentially an evolutionary biology PhD but having also relevance to history and philosophy of science.

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