Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind

I saw a book recommendation list by Bill Gates the other day in my internet travels. I glanced at his suggestions and the only one that sounded interesting was Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. So like any good reader I ordered it and I’m now deeply engrossed in it. The topic alone will no doubt turn you away if you are at all religious and that would be a shame. This book posses some very interesting questions about the origin of our species. It is a topic I’ve read extensively throughout my life and I still found new and interesting angles in Harari’s book. If you’re interested in why we are the way we are and how we got to be the dominate species of this planet, this book is a great read.

I’d love to tell you about some of the revelations I learned in the first section of this book, but I’d probably offend you in doing so. But as a writer, I take comfort in knowing that Homo Sapiens are known for being the story telling animal.

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