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Tag: Yuval Noah Harari

Watched the American election unfold

People from around the world held their breath this week as we watched the American election unfold.  In the end, 75 million votes were cast for Joe Biden and 71 million for current president Donald Trump.  Biden won the electoral college and was named the president-elect.  Along with his running mate, Kamala Harris, as vice president-elect.  Biden received more votes than any presidential candidate in the history of the country. Continue reading

A kind of mental infection or parasite

In Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari writes, “Ever more scholars see cultures as a kind of mental infection or parasite, with humans as its unwitting host.”

This made me stop and wonder.  We understand that physical viruses move through their hosts, making them sick and maybe worse, before moving on to the next person.  Is that what is happening to our thoughts as well?  Are we catching a story and then trying to make it true for us? Continue reading

Sapiens

The book Sapiens has been on my bedside table for about two years.  I have so many books to read and just did not get to it.  I started today and the first few paragraphs have me riveted.  And like many stories we have heard before, the book was rejected many times before it was published. Continue reading

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