Yuval Noah Harari

  • Alisahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    jumbo brain is a jumbo drain
  • Shubhankar Zingrehat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    War spreads ideas, technologies and people far more quickly than commerce.
  • Валерия Григорьеваhat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    clutches of carefree children playing in the mud
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    Evolution thus favoured those capable of forming strong social ties.
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    Had the Neanderthals survived, would we still imagine ourselves to be a creature apart? Perhaps this is exactly why our ancestors wiped out the Neanderthals. They were too familiar to ignore, but too different to tolerate.
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    How did Homo sapiens manage to cross this critical threshold, eventually founding cities comprising tens of thousands of inhabitants and empires ruling hundreds of millions? The secret was probably the appearance of fiction. Large numbers of strangers can cooperate successfully by believing in common myths.
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    But fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively. We can weave common myths such as the biblical creation story, the Dreamtime myths of Aboriginal Australians, and the nationalist myths of modern states. Such myths give Sapiens the unprecedented ability to cooperate flexibly in large numbers.
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    Yet none of these things exists outside the stories that people invent and tell one another. There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings.
  • zeinabmammedovahat Zitat gemachtvor 2 Jahren
    all revolved around telling stories, and convincing people to believe them.
  • bakumovayvhat Zitat gemachtletztes Jahr
    Homo sapiens long preferred to view itself as set apart from animals, an orphan bereft of family, lacking siblings or cousins, and most importantly, without parents.
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