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Friday, November 20, 2015

Homo sapiens (Harari)

We assume that a large brain, the use of tools, superior learning abilities and complex social structures are huge advantages. It seems self-evident that these have made humankind the most powerful animal on earth. But humans enjoyed all of these advantages for a full 2 million years during which they remained weak and marginal creatures.

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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