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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Has anyone read that book?
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05-24-2016, 09:22 PM #1
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
Quote:The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century. Its main argument is that Homo sapiens dominates the world because it is the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers. Besides, the author claims that prehistoric sapiens may have committed a massive genocide, leading other homo species such as the Neanderthals into extinction. The book further argues that Homo sapiens can cooperate flexibly in large numbers, because it has a unique ability to believe in things existing purely in its own imagination, such as gods, nations, money and human rights. The author claims that all large scale human cooperation systems – including religions, political structures, trade networks and legal institutions – are ultimately based on fiction.[5]

Other salient arguments of the book are that money is a system of mutual trust; that capitalism is a religion rather than only an economic theory; that agricultural revolution started as a promise of luxury but ended as a trap that made people’s life worse; that empire has been the most successful political system of the last 2,000 years; that money, empires and religions are the powers that are unifying the world; that the treatment of domesticated animals is among the worst crimes in history; that people today are not significantly happier than in past eras;[6] and that humans are currently in the process of upgrading themselves into gods.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapiens:_A..._Humankind

the author is going to release a new book in september: The History of Tomorrow

Quote:The History of Tomorrow (Hebrew: ההיסטוריה של המחר) is a book written by Israeli author Professor Yuval Noah Harari from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The book was published in Hebrew in 2015 by Dvir publishing. The English version will be published in September 2016. As with its predecessor, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harari inspects the course of history while describing events and the individual human experience along with ethical issues derived from history. The History of Tomorrow, as opposed to the previous book, deals more with the abilities acquired by mankind (homosapiens) throughout the years of its existence while basing itself as the dominant being in the world, and tries to paint an image of the future of mankind, if any. Throughout the book, many philosophical aspects are inspected, such as the human experience, individualism, human emotion and consciousness. Likewise, the book showcases the current abilities and achievements of mankind.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_History_of_Tomorrow

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05-24-2016, 10:08 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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There is another theory that Neanderthal didn't go extinct at all. Some think that Europeans are directly descended from them. It is known by most that we have 2-5% Neanderthal DNA. What isn't widely known is that means 2-5% of our DNA can ONLY be Neanderthal. We also have 95%+ of our DNA is common with Neanderthal.

Then again, we also have 40% in common with watermelons.

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But being descended from Neanderthal isn't something to be ashamed of. They were bigger, stronger and smarter. And I can tell you where they went wrong.

Their biggest mistake was letting immies flow in unchecked from Africa and the Middle East until they were inundated.

History repeats itself...

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
failboat Show this Post
05-24-2016, 10:09 PM #3
failboat Incognito Anonymous
 
(05-24-2016, 10:08 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  There is another theory that Neanderthal didn't go extinct at all. Some think that Europeans are directly descended from them. It is known by most that we have 2-5% Neanderthal DNA. What isn't widely known is that means 2-5% of our DNA can ONLY be Neanderthal. We also have 95%+ of our DNA is common with Neanderthal.

Then again, we also have 40% in common with watermelons.

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But being descended from Neanderthal isn't something to be ashamed of. They were bigger, stronger and smarter. And I can tell you where they went wrong.

Their biggest mistake was letting immies flow in unchecked from Africa and the Middle East until they were inundated.

History repeats itself...

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05-25-2016, 04:30 AM #4
White Ribbon call me
Posts:9,779 Threads:371 Joined:Apr 2013
I've met a few Neanderthals in my time..

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05-25-2016, 07:05 AM #5
ocker1 Member
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(05-25-2016, 04:30 AM)the white wabbit Wrote:  I've met a few Neanderthals in my time..

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they had 12 " ones--- but didn't use them as a rule
05-25-2016, 02:43 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:15,142 Threads:428 Joined:Jun 2012
(05-24-2016, 10:09 PM)failboat Wrote:  
(05-24-2016, 10:08 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  There is another theory that Neanderthal didn't go extinct at all. Some think that Europeans are directly descended from them. It is known by most that we have 2-5% Neanderthal DNA. What isn't widely known is that means 2-5% of our DNA can ONLY be Neanderthal. We also have 95%+ of our DNA is common with Neanderthal.

Then again, we also have 40% in common with watermelons.

hmm.gif

But being descended from Neanderthal isn't something to be ashamed of. They were bigger, stronger and smarter. And I can tell you where they went wrong.

Their biggest mistake was letting immies flow in unchecked from Africa and the Middle East until they were inundated.

History repeats itself...

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40% watermelon?

İmage

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05-25-2016, 02:51 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,820 Threads:652 Joined:Feb 2011
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Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-25-2016, 05:17 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,490 Threads:1,442 Joined:Feb 2011
İmage

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