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Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up

summary Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Tom Phillips ✓ 8 summary free download Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up Ian army attacking itself one drunken night to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President it's pretty safe to say that as a species we haven't exactly grown wiser with age So next time you think you've really fcked up this book will remind you it could be so much wor. I loved how this book was written Tom Phillips writes with such confidence and tells his points very bluntly while being very entertaining and funny I also like how the beginning of the book starts with creation and Lucy and as the book goes on it discusses later things in history I marked it as a re read because Tom Philips refers to things in history that I totally don t remember haha and he basically just discusses the things in history that we went wrong but I want the whole story You will think after this book that humans are really stupid but in fact Tom Phillips gas gathered all the really ridiculously stupid moments into one book It s like calling humans totally stupid from reading the The Darwin Awards for all the stupid ways humans have died Are some of us very dumb Yes Do the smart ones also have their moments of stupidity Yes We re definitely not perfect But this book takes all those stupid moments and compiles it together So just remember that we re not THAT stupid and hopefully through history and through Tom Phillips writing about all the mistakes we can go forward and not makes the same mistakes again lol but history repeats itself so shrugs

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summary Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Tom Phillips ✓ 8 summary free download Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic fck ups in human history from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth we've come a long way A. For all that the humour provides the bulk of the content here and is very enjoyable in itself the real value of the book is in the bits where Phillips gets a bit serious There s some very pointed commentary on the kinds of things we just can t seem to learn and reading it in today s political climate gives these repeated failures an extra kick However I leave the book wondering whether the whole it s not just us makes me feel better or worse How a book can be so funny and so profoundly depressing I don t knowMy thanks to the best kind of friend the lovely TS who bought me this book instinctively understanding how much I would enjoy both the history AND the ranting Good call

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summary Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Tom Phillips ✓ 8 summary free download Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up Rt science culture trade on the evolutionary food chain we're real winners But frankly it's not exactly been plain sailing and sometimes just occasionally we've managed to really truly uite unbelievably fck things upFrom Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the American Dustbowl; from the Austr. The story of human progress starts with our capacity for thinking and creativity That s what sets humans apart from other animals and it s also what leads us to make complete tits of ourselves on a regular basis Author Tom Phillips studied Archaeology Anthropology and the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and has worked as a journalist a humour writer and as the editorial director of BuzzFeed UK All of these skills and influences are apparent in Humans A Brief History of How We Fcked It All Up and if you re the kind of reader who thinks you might enjoy a chronology of humanity s biggest mistakes told with ironic humour and f bombs then this pop history just might be a perfect fit for you As for me the humour here didn t actually make me laugh out loud I was familiar with many of the stories and I d prefer of a connecting thesis than Humans are stupid and selfish and always have been probably always will be Still Humans is very readable an ultralight version of Jared Diamond or Yuval Noah Harari and it s always the right time to stand humble before humanity s many flaws To begin an example of the humour Australia s rabbit problem is one of the most famous examples of something that we ve only figured out uite late in the day ecosystems are ridiculously complex things and you mess with them at your peril Animals and plants will not simply play by your rules when you casually decide to move them from one place to another Life as a great philosopher once said breaks free it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers painfully maybe even dangerously But uh well there it is Okay it was Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park who said that As I say a great philosopherAnd incidentally this scourge of rabbits and cane toads unleashed on Australia is also an example of the kind of story most people have heard before if the tone in a nonfiction work isn t academic isn t attempting to support some new theory with long accepted facts I think all of the information should at least be new and surprising Humans is divided into chapters on our brains going over confirmation bias the Dunning Kruger effect and other ways that we convince ourselves we re right when we re wrong the mistakes of the Agricultural Revolution and the domesticationresettling of animals the rise of leaders and all the horrible ways they have taken advantage of their positions no matter the political system the evils of colonisation and war mistakes of diplomacy and the unintended conseuences of technological breakthroughs Along the way there were many stories that were new to me Scotland s attempt to build an empire in Panama Kessler syndrome that could see us trapped on our planet by a prison we ve made from our own trash or the avoidable decimation of the Khwarezmian Empire and I liked these bits very much the brand of humour didn t speak to me but Phillips is an excellent storytellerIf there was a theme running through this book it would be throwing shade at Donald Trump without ever once mentioning him One chapter is titled A Dummies andor Current Presidents Guide to Diplomacy a parenthetical note in the prologue states at the time of writing this there s a broad awareness that the only thing that stands between us and annihilation is the whim of one petulant man child or another and after a passage that outlines how Hitler was actually an incompetent lazy egomaniac and his government was an absolute clownshow Phillips concludes Many of the worst man made events that ever occurred were not the product of evil geniuses Instead they were the product of a parade of idiots and lunatics incoherently flailing their way through events helped along the way by overconfident people who thought they could control them And if that level of subtext is too understated Phillips concludes the bit about Scotland s doomed empire building with As a tale it lends itself to metaphor I mean it s the story of a country turning away from a political union with its closest geographical trading partners in favor of a fantasy vision of unfettered global influence promoted by free trade zealots with dreams of empire who wrapped their vague plans in the rhetoric of aggrieved patriotism while consistently ignoring expert warnings about the practical reality of the situation Unfortunately I can t think of anything that could be a metaphor for right now So that running theme is either interesting to the reader or not I found it a little juvenile a distraction from any legitimate connections Phillips might have been trying to draw between the failures of the past and the dangers of the present Whatever our future holds whatever baffling changes come along in the next year the next decade and the next century it seems likely that we ll keep on doing basically the same things We will blame other people for our woes and construct elaborate fantasy worlds so that we don t have to think about our sins We will turn to populist leaders in the aftermath of economic crises We will scramble for money We will succumb to groupthink and manias and confirmation bias We will tell ourselves that our plans are very good plans and that nothing can possibly go wrong Ormaybe we won t As a collection of anecdotes about human failure Humans is trivia rich and easy to read even when describing horrible abuses or modern threats the tone is light but respectful I understand the truism that history is repeated by those who fail to study and understand it but also know that we humans are wired the same way today as we were the first time someone murdered lied or stole to advance a selfish cause who knows what the future holds for us Unlike Diamond or Harari Phillips doesn t even hazard a guess

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  • Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up
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