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What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? This bestselling history of our species challenges everything we know about being human.See all Product description
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Its unbelievable how author put forth history/future of humankind in such an never ending enthusiastic manner.
loved both the books
My evaluation of the book downgraded from 3 at the beginning to 2 stars by the end because there were some chapters in the 3rd and 4th parts that just put me off his style of research and writing-chapters 11, 15 and 16. Couldn't put my opinion on chapter 17 and 18 in perspective after that and didn't particularly care for or agree with Chapter 19. The last chapter was made interesting by the sheer subject matter more than anything in the writing. This is around half the book.
I do like some of his ideas which, without commenting on originality, at least imply analytical rigour, like the fate of animals stuck on our indifferent conveyor belts which even the most passionate postcolonial thinkers seemingly fail to question, or the dangers of historical determinism in determining our future course/s.
These ideas however, are couched in between claims and conclusive jumps that don't seem to be launched from solid theoretical platforms or even if they are, I'm left contemplating their plausibility because he does not do a good job of referencing enough literature or providing these additional details in the text himself. For e.g., his flights from the bankruptcy of the Mississippi Company in 1719 to the French Revolution in 1789 as the eventual outcome without referencing one little American Revolution the way we are classically taught...History pruned and painted in the service of a punchline. This affects the way I interpret other anecdotes which the book is peppered with even when these have a stronger correlation, and more importantly, causality-which for all his caution on determinism, Hariri sometimes conflates. We can correlate the rise of science and Empire but can we effectively claim that the imperial project was undergirded by western scientific rigour, without which it would have been difficult to sustain?
In other cases, the ideas are too simplistic to really enthuse a reader with a basic orientation to world events, like his exposition on capitalism-wasn't it just Capital to think of such a revolutionary idea, and we'll get to the discussion on market failures later in a tiny, adjunct way.
If not buy this ticket and hop on. the Author takes you on ride to the mystic truth of the chaotic creatures that evolved to almost challenge the spirit of mother nature. I am sure that you will have an awe till the last word.this book brings all the spiritual beliefs as science.
this book clearly explains why the other humans the Apes, Neandarthals or the erectus species were unable to be in the position, where we are now.this book is a serious Rationalist.there is a reason behind every single silly thing.
for example : there is a reason for fire being worshiped as god.
Because using fire people cooked food.
the two organs which consumed a lot of energy were brains and intestines.as cooked food reduced the energy utilized by intestines, that energy flowed to the brains.that made the brain grow. eventually the size of the head of sapiens. as the female cant give birth to large headed creatures babies were born premature.that is why puppies can walk within a week and it takes almost a year for babies to walk.so anything can be taught to these ignorant babies and that is why we are here on the top.
this is in just a single page and every single page has lot of these rationalist thoughts.explore the remaining for yourself. just go for it.
Overall there is lot to learn from this exciting book on history and philosophy although you may not agree with all his points.
I found the book to use understated humor and pictures to good effect to highlight points in the narrative.
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