Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Posted February 27, 2015 in Reviews / 21 Comments
Book Review: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

For hundreds of thousands of years, humans were just like any other animal. They lived in small groups, foraged for food, hunted, and were prayed upon by larger animals. When homo sapiens was born 200,000 years ago, there was nothing to separate them from other species of humans like neanderthals and homo floresiensis or from our cousins the apes. But 70,000 years ago, things began to change. As sapiens developed language, they underwent a cognitive revolution that set them on the path to […]