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This isn't your Flintstone's Stone Age

Here is the first of 15 short parts of an exceptional documentary on the Stone Age. Behind the Read More tag you’ll find the other 14 for your convenience as well. 40 more words


Sapiens: a big history of the species

Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a big book: it may be only 400 pages, but it’s scope is breathtaking. Don’t come to this book looking for dates or expositions of key historical events. 3,081 more words

Ideas And Politics

Imagining the Unimagined

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Ever wondered why some people tend to take a precious moment of their time, no matter how busy, to keep up with the Kardashians, then inimically tattle about them on Twitter, and later post a photo obliviously copying their fashion, make up, or hair style in Instagram? 1,736 more words

Imagined Realities

No Link Between Introduction of Agriculture & Human Population Growth

Currently, the human population growth is about 1% per year. Prehistoric human population growth, from beginning of the end of the Ice Age was just 0.04% annually until about 200 years ago, when a number of factors led to higher growth rates, such as modern medicine. 286 more words


The Living Earth Connection # 16 airs this Sunday, November 29

What is the fundamental difference between the religions of our civilization, and animism, which was once the universal religion of humanity?  What is the link between the extinction crisis and the Agricultural Revolution? 47 more words


Designing a "Free-Range" Workplace

I can’t stop talking about the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  I reference it like I used to talk about… 1,043 more words