Sex and Science

Understanding Our World and Our Behavior

by Robert D. Ivey



Book Details

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Publication Date : 5/10/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781413463590
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781413463583

About the Book

When humans view the occurrences in the natural universe, they can see that they continuously change between helpful occurrences and harmful occurrences, back and forth. At first, this seems wrong – that natural occurrences continuously change between helpful occurrences and harmful occurrences. But this suddenly becomes understandable when one views human behavior.

Science shows us that human behavior continuously changes between helpful acts and harmful acts, back and forth. When humans view it in their lives, it does not seem wrong; it seems quite understandable – and it is easy to understand. People ought not to "blame" themselves when they do harmful acts. Observing that they are harmful, they ought to simply keep on trying different ways to act that are more helpful.

Sex is a natural human behavior, whether it is biologically oriented toward the opposite gender, the same gender, or both, during a lifetime. More has been learned about human sexuality in the last 50 years than in all previous history, by means of the physical and social sciences: biophysics, physiology, medicine, medical psychiatry, sociology and psychology.

Our natural spiritual feelings toward the universe and our natural mental concepts about the universe are as much a part of "reality" as real entities. Nonviolent resistance, which Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King called "love force," has become a global phenomenon that resists military and governmental wrongdoing, when all else fails. "Love force" is beginning to influence people toward a better understanding of themselves and one another.

About the Author

The author is a librarian, writer, progressive activist and religious thinker. He received the B.A. degree in 1957 at the University of Florida, in history, psychology and religion. He received the M.A. degree in 1963 at the University of Minnesota, in library science. He grew up as a member of the liberal, United Lutheran Church; and he has been a Friend (Quaker) for 46 years.