Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens

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Alexander Chorny
Alexander Chornymembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
Don’t believe tree-huggers who claim that our ancestors lived in harmony with nature. Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions. We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of biology.
Коля Русин
Коля Русинmembuat kutipan2 tahun yang lalu
‘Happiness Begins Within.’ Money, social status, plastic surgery, beautiful houses, powerful positions – none of these will bring you happiness. Lasting happiness comes only from serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin.
Marie Bataillard
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A chimpanzee can’t win an argument with a Homo sapiens, but the ape can rip the man apart like a rag doll.
Sharmin Shanta
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Giving up the nomadic lifestyle enabled women to have a child every year.
Rhodah Naserian
Rhodah Naserianmembuat kutipan8 bulan yang lalu
Yet walking upright has its downside. The skeleton of our primate ancestors developed for millions of years to support a creature that walked on all fours and had a relatively small head. Adjusting to an upright position was quite a challenge, especially when the scaffolding had to support an extra-large cranium. Humankind paid for its lofty vision and industrious hands with backaches and stiff necks.

Women paid extra. An upright gait required narrower hips, constricting the birth canal – and this just when babies’ heads were getting bigger and bigger. Death in childbirth became a major hazard for human females. Women who gave birth earlier, when the infant’s brain and head were still relatively small and supple, fared better and lived to have more children.
Enlik Tjioe
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We have mastered our surroundings, increased food production, built cities, established empires and created far-flung trade networks. But did we decrease the amount of suffering in the world? Time and again, massive increases in human power did not necessarily improve the well-being of individual Sapiens, and usually caused immense misery to other animals.
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The most important impact of script on human history is precisely this: it has gradually changed the way humans think and view the world.
Lindsay Foran-Harpe
Lindsay Foran-Harpemembuat kutipan3 tahun yang lalu
A human handprint made about 30,000 years ago, on the wall of the Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc Cave in southern France. Somebody tried to say, ‘I was here!’
Anastasiya Matsulevitch
Anastasiya Matsulevitchmembuat kutipan3 tahun yang lalu
Consumerism has worked very hard, with the help of popular psychology (‘Just do it!’) to convince people that indulgence is good for you, whereas frugality is self-oppression.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau stated this view most classically: ‘What I feel to be good – is good. What I feel to be bad – is bad.’
Adi Safuan
Adi Safuanmembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
The gossip theory might sound like a joke, but numerous studies support it. Even today the vast majority of human communication – whether in the form of emails, phone calls or newspaper columns – is gossip. It comes so naturally to us that it seems as if our language evolved for this very purpose.
Zauresh Amanzholova
Zauresh Amanzholovamembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a certain luxury, they take it for granted. Then they begin to count on it. Finally they reach a point where they can’t live without i
Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlopmembuat kutipan4 tahun yang lalu
The White Australia policy which restricted immigration of non-white people to Australia remained in force until 1973.
Konstantin Perepelin
Konstantin Perepelinmembuat kutipan5 tahun yang lalu
Imagine how things might have turned out had the Neanderthals or Denisovans survived alongside Homo sapiens. What kind of cultures, societies and political structures would have emerged in a world where several different human species coexisted? How, for example, would religious faiths have unfolded? Would the book of Genesis have declared that Neanderthals descend from Adam and Eve, would Jesus have died for the sins of the Denisovans, and would the Qur’an have reserved seats in heaven for all righteous humans, whatever their species? Would Neanderthals have been able to serve in the Roman legions, or in the sprawling bureaucracy of imperial China? Would the American Declaration of Independence hold as a self-evident truth that all members of the genus Homo are created equal? Would Karl Marx have urged workers of all species to unite?
Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlopmembuat kutipan5 tahun yang lalu
Genus Homo’s position in the food chain was, until quite recently, solidly in the middle. For millions of years, humans hunted smaller creatures and gathered what they could, all the while being hunted by larger predators. It was only 400,000 years ago that several species of man began to hunt large game on a regular basis, and only in the last 100,000 years – with the rise of Homo sapiens – that man jumped to the top of the food chain.
Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlopmembuat kutipan5 tahun yang lalu
Whereas chimpanzees spend five hours a day chewing raw food, a single hour suffices for people eating cooked food.
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Millions of years of dominion have filled them with self-confidence.
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Having so recently been one of the underdogs of the savannah, we are full of fears and anxieties over our position, which makes us doubly cruel and dangerous.
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the first humans specialised in extracting marrow from bones.
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Evolution thus favoured those capable of forming strong social ties.
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