Making war is not inevitable. My latest book "War and Sex and Human Destiny" takes a well-researched and comprehensive look at the many reasons why. War is not an inescapable result of human nature! In this book, I explore this fact from the perspective of an evolutionary biologist examining the subject of war from both a biological and anthropological perspective to explain why we can be sure that war is not something that is “in our genes.” I also use the biological phenomenon called sexual dimorphism to explain why any attempt to end war that will endure must including the empowerment of women.
I also describe two radical social changes in our behavior and priorities needed to create a global peace system, thereby freeing human and financial resources needed to pursue a global peace….and maintain it.
And with respect to human destiny, War and Sex and Human Destiny addresses the titanic struggle now occurring globally between two titans of governing: patriarchy vs. liberal democracy.
After working on this exhaustively for over a year I'm very excited to announce that it is now available as a softcover book or instant Kindle download on Amazon.com.
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Dr. Judith Hand writes historical fiction, contemporary action/adventure, and screenplays. Hand earned her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA. Her studies included animal behavior and primatology. After completing a Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., she returned to UCLA as a research associate and lecturer. Her undergraduate major was in cultural anthropology. She worked as a technician in neurophysiology laboratories at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute, in Munich, Germany. As a student of animal communication, she has written scientific papers on the subject of social conflict resolution.
Astronomy image credit: NASA: Full Hemisphere Views of Earth at Night.