Tag: Sapiens review
Reviewing Sapiens — Back to the Guy Who Lost His Faith Over Harari
Podcaster Sam Davis told Justin Brierley that what did it for him was reading Yuval Noah Harari’s idea that “humanity is a weaver of stories.”
Reviewing Sapiens: An Evolutionary Deconstruction of Human Rights
Yuval Noah Harari deconstructs the most famous line from the Declaration of Independence.
Reviewing Sapiens: Getting the Origin of Religion Backwards
The traditions of the Santal people entail an account of their own religious history that directly contradicts Harari’s evolutionary view.
Did Religion Evolve, or Was It Designed, to Foster Cooperation?
Harari’s assurance about building group cohesion is simplistic and woefully insufficient to account for common characteristics of religion.
In Sapiens, Admissions and Overstatements about Human Evolutionary Origins
Harari’s conjecture — “There are no gods” — forms the very basis for everything he says in the rest of the book.