Chapters 5-7 are now available in PDF for Humanity: An Unauthorized Biography!
Chapters 5, 6, and 7 have been added in this update.
Chapter 5 (“The Invention of Rationality”) traces the history of rational thought – and shows why it is a rather unnatural basis for human culture.
Chapter 6 (“Accidental Progress”) reviews the history of civilization’s Golden Ages, from the ancient Greek to our own.
Chapter 7 (“Return of the Shaman”) illustrates why our age is different from all the others, and why we are left with such challenges as a result.
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