UU Learning Community: Sapiens

Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
By Yuval Noah Harari

Sundays 10:00 am in Room 305

From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives and connect past developments with contemporary concerns. Facilitated by Diana Pollard.


Our Reading TimelineDatePage
Part One: The Cognitive Revolution  
1. An Animal of No SignificanceFeb 43
2. The Tree of KnowledgeFeb 420
3. A Day in the Life of Adam and EveFeb 1140
4. The FloodFeb 1163
Part Two: The Agricultural Revolution  
5. History’s Biggest FraudFeb 1872
6. Building PyramidsFeb 1898
7. Memory OverloadFeb 25119
8. There Is No Justice in HistoryFeb 25133
Part Three: The Unification of Humankind  
9. The Arrow of HistoryMar 4163
10. The Scent of MoneyMar 4173
11. Imperial VisionsMar 10188
12. The Law of ReligionMar 18209
13. The Secret of SuccessMar 18237
Part Four: The Scientific Revolution  
14. The Discovery of IgnoranceMar 25247
15. The Marriage of Science and EmpireMar 25275
16. The Capitalist CreedApr 7305
17. The Wheels of HistoryApr 15334
18. A Permanent RevolutionApr 15350
19. And They Lived Happily Ever AfterApr 22378
20. The End of Homo SapiensApr 22397

No Class April 1st