Yuval Noah Harari:
What explains the rise of humans?

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Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other animals (and possibly Earth itself). How did we get from there to here? Historian Yuval Noah Harari suggests a surprising reason for the rise of humanity.

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In his book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind," Yuval Noah Harari asks: "What made homo sapiens the most successful species on the planet?" Full bio
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