The thread of racism in Darwinian thinking isn’t a chance thing, a mere byproduct of Charles Darwin’s personal views as a “man of his time.”
The traditions of the Santal people entail an account of their own religious history that directly contradicts Harari’s evolutionary view.
Harari’s conjecture — “There are no gods” — forms the very basis for everything he says in the rest of the book.
Earlier this year an ID-friendly scientist contacted me to ask my opinion of the book. He mentioned a former Christian who had lost his faith after reading it.
Considering the number of fossils attributed to the human lineage, an absence of such fossils for the great African ape lineages raises an obvious suspicion.