Author: Yuval Noah Harari Publisher: Spiegel & Grau, Jonathan Cape Harari has carved a pop-historian and philosopher status with the successes of his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. While Sapiens attempted to make sense of humanity’s past, Deus explored what would become of humans in the distant future. With his new offering, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Harari elucidates our immediate concerns in the 21st… Read More Book Review: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
1. If you really wish for a saner reply, you must do away with the divinity that’s often ascribed to any religion. There’s surely nothing divine in any faith, the success of religions is a direct product of social evolution of humanity something similar to the famed theory of evolution.
PRELUDE: There sits a village perched between two hills. Here flows a river so pristine people would sing eulogies in its name. Some hundred families populate either side of this mighty river which they say directly descends from the heavens as a gift for their virtuous deeds in the previous life. The village on either… Read More Gods & Rivers