HOMO SAPIENS: FROM WHENCE WE CAME

 

I believe human evolution is in its infancy. When we were hunter-gathers before speech we probably experienced ourselves as just another species. Since we were predators as well as a food source for other predators, we were a rung on the food chain. We contributed to the balance and the symbiosis of nature. With the latest edition of the cerebral cortex came speech, the written word, and self-awareness. It also led to the fact that we ‘forgot’ so to speak, that we were just another mammal, and experienced ourselves as a separate entity and not an animal. With the evolution of our intelligence came what we refer to as civilization, and with that intelligence, we developed weapons and hunting skills to become the dominant predator on the planet.

Now in the 21st century, nothing has really changed that much. In spite of our attained scientific knowledge, we still seem to act and behave outside of the natural world. This is understandable since we are the only species with self-awareness, and we do not contribute to the symbiosis of the food, and only disturb and destroy it.

Evolutionary science has linked us to our closest DNA relative and great ape primate. The behavior of this primate eerily resembles the history of human behavior. I believe that Homo sapiens have inherited the DNA of our closest cousins, the chimpanzee, and at least in part explains the extremely aggressive territorial behavior that humans possess

This is a book about how we got to now.

  • Preface
  • Chance
  • The Day the World Changed
  • Fast Forward 9.3 Billion Years
  • Stardust
  • Who am I, what am I?
  • Evolution of Our Species
  • Fire, how it Fast Forwarded Our Evolution
  • Our Inheritance
  • Human Ignorance and Territoriality
  • The Rise of Empires
  • Great Conquerors
  • Massacres / Genocide / Ethnic Cleansing/ World Wars
  • Nationalism – A Disease of Mankind
  • Disarming the Citizens
  • Prologue
  • Survival and Algorithms

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