“Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari and the failures of a physicalist worldview

“Lucy” also known as AL 288–1, several hundred pieces of fossilized bone representing 40 percent of the skeleton of a female of the hominin species Australopithecus afarensis. … The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated to about 3.2 million years ago. This is one of a number of Homo species predating Homo Sapiens. The book Sapiens is a story of how humans evolved and where we are going told from a thorough physicalist perspective.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari is a fascinating read. Bill Gates considers it one of his most important books. As of this writing about 12 million copies have been sold. That means that Harari’s thoughts and ideas are likely very influential today.