An “imagined order”, is an abstract concept that doesn’t physically exist but homo sapiens can believe/agree that it exists. “The ability to transmit information about things that do not really exist”(Harari Pg. 37) Examples of imagined orders would be a business, a religion, and a nation. Imagines orders are so important because without them “MostContinue reading “SCIENCE IS THE ANTI IMAGINED ORDER”

I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends

The Cognitive Revolution was when Sapiens began developing traits that made them superior to other animals. There are a number of theories explaining why homosapiens became more dominant, and Harari describes one of them in the “there-is-a-lion-near-the-river” theory. This theory talks about how the development of human language gave homosapiens an advantage over other animals.Continue reading “I Get by with a Little Help from my Friends”

Evolution and the Imagined Order

The Cognitive Revolution gave humans the biological ability to cooperate with each other on a large scale or setting. The evolution and development of the brain’s learning, memory, and communication capability within the human species during the cognitive revolution gave them the tools for constructing societies. This led to “imagined orders”. An imagined order isContinue reading “Evolution and the Imagined Order”

People come up with wacky ideas

In this week we started reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind a book by Yuval Noah Harari. One of the concepts in the book is the idea of Imagined orders which make you think deeply on what choices you are making. An imagined order could be described as a form of group think ideaContinue reading “People come up with wacky ideas”

How Imagined Order is Ingrained in our Society

An imagined order is a hierarchy created by humans. An imagined order has little to do with genes and has everything to do with the criteria humans made up for this order. According to Harari, “unfortunately, complex human societies seem to require imagined hierarchies and unjust discrimination.” (Harari, 136). But why do we need imaginedContinue reading “How Imagined Order is Ingrained in our Society”

Imagined Order? I hardly know her.

The Cognitive Revolution allowed for larger-scale cooperation simply because of how much easier it was to form larger towns/cities/empires with growing technologies. The agricultural revolution specifically encouraged larger civilizations, and cooperation was a must to keep everything running smoothly.  An imagined order is a social structure built on shared myths and beliefs rather than anyContinue reading “Imagined Order? I hardly know her.”

The Wonders of a Homo Sapien Mind

The advent of the Cognitive Revolution gave humans the opportunity to connect with others through stories including biblical ones. This allowed other humans to culturally connect with others even if they were from different parts of the world or even different tribes. An imagined order is when an order is embedded into the real world,Continue reading “The Wonders of a Homo Sapien Mind”

A Tsunami of Imagination

The Cognitive Revolution allowed for larger-scale cooperation among humans because it resulted in “…new ways of thinking and communicating…” (Harari, pg. 21). As Harari explains, “[l]egends, myths, gods and religions appeared for the first time…” (pg. 24). These factors led to the development of different cultures. These cultures gave humans a common cultural factor toContinue reading “A Tsunami of Imagination”

Becoming less dumb-dumb led to the invention of gum-gum

70,000-30,000 years ago humans were “just as intelligent, creative, and sensitive as we are.” (Harari, p. 21) How did they get there though? Shortly before humans were sailing across the ocean they were still hunting with primal tools and foraging. Due to one small mutation in the Tree of Knowledge, humans were all of theContinue reading “Becoming less dumb-dumb led to the invention of gum-gum”

Shared Myths, Sacred Glyphs, and Paradigm Shifts

By Emily Foss Yuval Noah Harari describes the Cognitive Revolution (occurring ~70,000 years ago) as the point in human history where Sapiens developed the capability to speak fictively, or communicate about things born entirely of our imagination. Harari claims that “the ability to create imagined realities out of words enabled large numbers of strangers toContinue reading “Shared Myths, Sacred Glyphs, and Paradigm Shifts”