Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens

The number of books wrecked by Darwinian assumptions is colossal and this take of world history fails on its evolutionary psychology slant.

Could someone consider Decoding World History for a realistic view of world history?

Harsh Words from Academics
Sapiens purports to explain the origin of virtually all major aspects of humanity — religion, human social groups, and civilization — in evolutionary terms. Along the way it offers the reader a hefty dose of evolutionary psychology. While reading it I consistently thought to myself, “This book is light on science and data, and heavy on fact-free story-telling — and no wonder since many of his arguments are steeped in data-free evolutionary psychology!” So I decided to look up the book’s Wikipedia page to see if other people felt the same way. Turns out they did — and the reviews from academics have been devastating.

Source: New Review Series — Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens | Evolution News

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