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Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? All asked, some answered!, 9 May 2012
When I first read this book (10 tears ago)I was fascinated and spellbound. All our most updated human knowledge in nearly all kind of sciences is summed up and put into one compelling story, the rise of our planet, rise of the animals, of mammals, of the 3 types of chimps, including ourselves, and the development of our human traits and behavior and our development of modern civilizations. Well written and fact based this book deserves to be read by you. The questions WHO are we? WHERE do we come from? Where are we going? are put and explained by Jared Diamond and Where we come from are now partly answered. Everything Darwin discovered and documented about change and evolution in species are nowadays explained and verified in details by the discovery of our Genes. The other logical conclusion of Darwin`s theory and work is that we humans are ANIMALS. Many sciences like psychology, psychiatry, sociology and economy will benefit from understanding and taking into account that first of all we are brainy animals partly driven by instincts, only on top of this animal thinking are our human logical decisions made.
So what is the future of humankind? If we want to think and act for a better future, we should first read this book, to understand who we really are. That should help to guide us on to the right track I hope.