The Soul of Wit

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens is a must read for any homo sapien (which is to say…all of you.)

This is a truly remarkable work of history and literature. Harari’s work here is enriching and illuminative, providing us a birds eye views of humanity, from the first appearance of modern cognition 70,000 years ago to our rapidly developing society today, including Artificial Intelligence.

The questions he answers are: how exactly did our species, homo sapiens sapiens (yes, it’s in there twice), evolve into the most dominant species on earth, from an entirely unexceptional savannah-dwelling primate to the lone survivor of hominoid species? And moreover, how the heck did we manage to have exceptionally large populations when other primate species can barely keep their groups at 150 individuals? Not only is our power & influence over other species confusing, but so is our impeccable reproductive and survival rate.

In short, how the…

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