Sapiens

Sapiens

I started reading Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind.

Some initial points from the book that I found profound and gripping.

Three important revolutions shaped the course of history: the Cognitive Revolution, Agricultural Revolution, and the Scientific Revolution.

Homo sapiens had siblings: Homo rudolfensis (East Africa), Homo erectus (East Asia); and Homo neanderthalensis (Europe and western Asia).

Humans have extraordinarily large brains compared to other animals. Modern sapiens have a brain averaging 1,200-1,400 cubic centimetres.

An important step in the Sapiens rise to the top of the food chain was the domestication of fire.

The new Sapiens language gave them a significant advantage over other animals.

The book is very interesting and weaves through various disciplines to provide a fascinating perspective on the history of humankind.

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