Ted Talk: What explains the rise of humans?

April 27, 2027

This Ted Talk by historian Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the best seller “Sapiens” has more than  2,300,000 views on YouTube. Below is the introduction to Harari’s TedTalk.

“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.”

Ted Talk:  What explains the rise of humans

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