Sapiens: If You Like It You Better Put A Ring On It

  1. One of the major revolutions in my opinion was when humans learned how to control fire because it gave them an advantage over predators and they could also now cook food and stay warm at night. Another reason human civilization developed like it did is our social connections. Without our connections with others humans would have died out real quick. They protected each other and formed relationships. They formed tribes and a hierarchy of power in the tribes. They formed complex civilizations for their time period, complex religions and complex politics.
  2. He explains it as they took over earth, causing the Neanderthals and other human species to die out. He explained that the Sapiens migrated to the others’ territory and ate their food, slowly killing off the others. I think that it could be true but no one really knows for sure right really happened. I find that persuasive because I can see the possibility of that situation to be very convincing. I’m a bit skeptical about if the Sapiens mated with the other human species then why did they completely die out. I know they didn’t mate often but I personally feel like there should be more people with the Neanderthal and other species genes. So I guess I think the Sapiens took over because of lack of food and resources for the rest of the other species.

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  1. Hello,
    I most definitely agree that without our ability to communicate and form connections, our society would be nowhere near what it has evolved to be today. Harari does a great job of pushing this claim that the cognitive revolution changed everything, and I believe it. It is hard to even imagine a life where we are not able to communicate and form ideas, a life without religion and imaginary ideas. We have used these ideas and the sharing of them to progress as a species faster than any other species on Earth. The revolution gave us the tools to do so. I, too, was a bit skeptical of the Sapiens mating with other species as there would possibly be more genetic variation within the human genome today. Overall, I was very intrigued by Harari’s insights into how we as Sapiens, came to be the way we are today.

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