Yuval Noah Harari previews his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Rachel Baker on January 24, 2015

This book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind tauts an exploration of the ways in which biology and history have defined is and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human”.

This interview is pretty interesting and has me intrigued enough to add the book to my “I want to read” list.

Buy the Book: What Makes Humans Different? Fiction and Cooperation

Yuval Noah Harari has a few unconventional theories about humankind: religion is our greatest invention, and our species itself will evolve into something new within a couple hundred years. A lecturer in history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harari is the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, out in the U.S. in February. We traded emails about human contradiction, techno-religions, and our need to tell stories to each other and ourselves.

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