Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World

Malcolm Potts, Thomas Hayden

As information of conflict and terror dominates the headlines, scientist Malcolm Potts and veteran journalist Thomas Hayden take a step again to give an explanation for all of it. within the spirit of Guns, Germs and Steel, Sex and War asks the elemental questions: Why is struggle so basic to our species? And what will we do approximately it?

Malcolm Potts explores those questions from the frontlines, as a witness to war-torn international locations worldwide. As a scientist and obstetrician, Potts has labored with governments and reduction corporations globally, and within the trenches with girls who've been raped and brutalized during battle. Combining their very own event with clinical findings in primatology, genetics, and anthropology, Potts and Hayden clarify war’s pivotal place within the human event and the way males specifically developed below stipulations that favorite gang habit, rape, and arranged aggression. Drawing on those new insights, they suggest a rational plan for making war much less common and no more brutal within the future.

Anyone attracted to figuring out human nature, battle, and terrorism at their such a lot basic degrees will locate Sex and War to be an illuminating paintings, and person who may possibly switch the best way they see the world.

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