Quaran-Reads: Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind

Hello, my loves! 

I hope everyone is doing well. 

With the Harry Potter series complete, I'm moving on to another series in my collection--the Sapiens Series, written by Yuval Noah Harari, a well-known professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  

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This post will just be a brief summary of the first book, Sapiens. 

Sapiens take a look at the evolution of the humans breaking it down into four categories: 

  • Cognitive Revolution 
  • Agricultural Revolution 
  • The Unification of Humankind
  •  & The Scientific Revolution
His hypothesis is that Sapiens were the only creatures capable of fully evolving as we are capable of cooperating in large groups and through this cooperation, we were able to irradicate other Sapien species such as Neanderthals. He states that this cooperation is only achievable because we have the capacity to imagine and believe in the concept of godsnationsmoney, and human rights, however, these beliefs also create the stage for discrimination.

I'd love to get more into this book, but this is a book that I highly recommend EVERYONE reads! 


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