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Sapiens

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Yuval Noah Harari

The Homo sapiens species evolved for 300,000 years from being simply one species of humans to become the most powerful species on earth. The development of common myths and language, which connect our social fabrics, have helped advance human civilization - so that today we live in a global village that is ever more interconnected.

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From our earliest ancestors to our present place in the technology era, Sapiens (2015) details the evolution of mankind. The question is, how did we, a hairless, tailless ape species, reach such a position of dominance over the entire planet? The answer and how the trends and developments allowed Homo sapiens to gain supremacy over every other life form lies in these bites.

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The Homo sapiens species evolved for 300,000 years from being simply one species of humans to become the most powerful species on earth. The development of common myths and language, which connect our social fabrics, have helped advance human civilization - so that today we live in a global village that is ever more interconnected.

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Despite not being the first human species, Homo sapiens eventually replaced all others.

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Homo sapiens got communication and thinking skills that helped them dominate the earth following the Cognitive Revolution.

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The Agricultural Revolution led to a dramatic increase in population as foragers became farmers.

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As empires and religion emerged, humankind moved toward global unification.

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European imperialism shaped modern society, which firmly believes in capitalism's power.

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