Daily Archives: January 21, 2018

Sapiens

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For Christmas, my son bought me a copy of the book Sapiens which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’ll once again be a lazy bum and share with you Amazon’s own description: “One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
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This Is Finally Decent

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As a child of the 80s, I have a great fondness for the music of that era (most particularly around 1982-1987). There was one song, however, I detested, and it was the Mick Jagger/David Bowie “Dancing in the Street”. However, a YouTuber, God bless him, made it actually enjoyable by removing the music. Check out the banality; it’s hilarious…….