Friday, January 16, 2015

Why We Never See Hamsters Trading Stocks

What is it that allows humankind to rule the world? 

Dr. Yuval Noah Harari is continuing to make waves with his revolutionary approach to the history of humankind. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, goes in depth to discuss some of his most provocative statements about humanity and its dominance. 

In the below video, Dr. Harari explains that it is humans' unique ability to believe in things that don't "exist" that allows our species to dominate the planet. He explains further that mythology--not just religious mythology, but economic mythology and concepts like justice and human rights--do not exist outside the collective imagination of humans. 

Keep watching to find out why you never see hamsters on Wall Street and be sure to grab a copy of Sapiens on sale next month!

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