Human Evolution, Behavior, History, and Your Future
Death from a Distance and the Birth of a Humane Universe will share with you a powerful new scientific understanding of how we came to be human - complete with our powerful minds; our elite language abilities; our vast economic systems; our rich, strong belief systems; and our unique social and sexual behaviors. Based on decades of research, we find that the structure of our personal and public lives, for better and for worse, emerges from our uniquely human evolutionary past. Through comprehending this past we discover why we feel and act as we do and why our political and economic lives play out as they have. We also gain a deep new understanding of the vast sweep of our history for the first time - from the agricultural revolutions and the rise of the first ancient states through current world affairs. From these rich insights come the tools that will allow all six billion of us to take command of our common future - building a humane, fulfilling, wealthy, peaceful world for ourselves and our descendants.