Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing....
"Strawmen and Ad Hominems"
Hollywood superstar Max Conroy is A-list all the way; he's one of the few actors who can guarantee box office blockbusters. Max has it all: the charisma, the stunning movie star wife, and a sizable personal fortune that grows along with his legend. When Max escapes from a rehab center in Arizona, disoriented and longing to return to his blue-collar roots, he becomes the target of a motley group of kidnappers planning to cash in by holding him for ransom. Max not only outsmarts them; he evens the score.
"Awesome story with a different kind of character"
In an America becoming repressive in the face of world tensions, Brad Clifford, a young mathematical physicist, had been virtually drafted from academia to work on defense projects. But Brad's true dedication was to bring about the unification of all fields and forces, and his theory was too wild for his superiors to take seriously. So he defied the political authorities and went AWOL to work with a fellow maverick scientist. They built the machine that his theory made possible - but the machine made all weapons impotent, and could either wreck the world or save it.
"Just like I remembered..."
In 1944 the boy Walter Buehl encounters a grisly scene: his mother lies stabbed to death on the kitchen floor, with his teenaged brother Tony crouching beside her, bloody knife in hand. Forty-one years later Tony escapes from the state psychiatric hospital where he's been held in the interim, and Walter, now a prominent businessman, presses the Philadelphia Police Department for action.