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Science  09 Oct 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5950, pp. 232-233
DOI: 10.1126/science.1176071

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Sex and War How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World by Malcolm Potts and Thomas Hayden BenBella, Dallas, 2008. 463 pp. $24.95, C$29. ISBN 9781933771571.


Potts and Hayden argue that human aggression is primarily a male behavior rooted in the evolutionary advantages violence once provided but that empowering women can help overcome the biology of war.