There’s a gaping God-shaped hole in both Krauss and Peterson’s particular ways of spinning all this.
Stephen Meyer opens his new book with a memorable anecdote about debating Krauss live while battling a fierce migraine.
Harari’s assurance about building group cohesion is simplistic and woefully insufficient to account for common characteristics of religion.
Alexander H. Stephens was Vice President of the Confederacy. In 1861 he delivered an oration justifying slavery and rebellion on scientific grounds.
Harari’s conjecture — “There are no gods” — forms the very basis for everything he says in the rest of the book.