“One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations.”

One of the key elements of the book is to argue how we, humans, became so successful as species as a result of a “cognitive revolution”, based on our ability to unite en masse around common “myths” ie religion, political ideology etc.

A brilliantly written and provocative book. To read Sapiens is to understand human history.

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