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Why This Book Matters:
Written by the acclaimed Israeli historian Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens traces the roots of our evolution from our ancient-most ancestors to the 21st century. It also explores the reasons that made us the most dominant species of this planet.
The Big Takeaways:
- Although not the first in line, Homo Sapiens still managed to rule the Earth above all others.
- If Despite having so much in common with other human species earlier, Homo Sapiens managed to evolve better and outran all other human species.
- Homo Sapiens were the first to witness the Cognitive Revolution 70,000 years ago.
- The survival of Homo Sapiens after all other species is due to better cognitive thinking, communication, and inventiveness.
- The Agricultural Revolution, around 12,000 years ago, was the second milestone for Sapiens.
- Our ancestors abandoned nomadic life in preference for a settled one via agriculture. This led to the dawn of civilized life.
- Language is another great asset that Homo Sapiens learned to master.
- Our ancestors developed to communicate with each other much more efficiently than any other species. This gave them a unique edge and better chances of adaptation.
- The coming of the Scientific Revolution was a realization of humans’ dependence on predetermined fate.
- The Scientific Revolution eventually led humans to the modern era, and for the first time in their history, humans gained control of their fate.