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Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
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did not like it

Sloppy thinking with a lot of bad arguments and butchered misreadings of history. The most painful parts are without a doubt every time politics or economics are brought up. These are trivialized beyond belief in ways that don't even remotely resemble reality anymore. So much bullshit evolutionary psychology to cloak trivial economic facts, e.g., people don't make up stories about animals due to some evolutionary storytelling imperative we do it because exploiting animals is economically useful. Another great example of this is the writeup about the Chinese famine. No, it's not just an error in recordkeeping that resulted in a famine.

No fact cannot be irresponsibly bent and no story cannot be insultingly trivialized to serve the insane arguments put forward in this book.

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