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What explains the rise of humans? | Yuval Noah Harari

What explains the rise of humans? | Yuval Noah Harari

Update: 2019-07-19110
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Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.
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Patrick McKinney

this guy is so caught up in physical/material reality I think he misses the point on how society works. A dollar bill has value because our society has made it so. this guy's argument is like the whole if a bullet always travels half the distance to a tree it never hits it. but you walk outside, shoot a gun, and the bullet clearly hits the tree.

Jul 24th
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Laura Bridet

I don't completely agree but it's an interesting point of view

Jul 23rd
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Kenneth Hopkins

this makes it seem like all humans cooperate with each other, and that is not true. "1000 chimpanzees cannot cooperate at all"... put 1000 humans together and see what you get...

Jul 22nd
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Chris McCleary

This doesn't answer the title's question. What gave rise to cooperation and imagination?

Jul 19th
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What explains the rise of humans? | Yuval Noah Harari

What explains the rise of humans? | Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari