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May 10, 2020

The siblings discuss some of Sister Lisa’s favorite passages of ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ by Yuval Noah Harari, author of ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Homo Deus’.

 

Subjects covered include: Technology evolution and data privacy, the pursuit of happiness, globalization, immigration, ethics before the Bible, monotheism, racism, and intellectual honesty.

 

‘I gather together the different threads and take a more general look at life in an age of bewilderment, when the old stories have collapsed, and no new story has emerged so far to replace them. Who are we? What should we do in life? What kinds of skills do we need? Given everything we know and don’t know about science, about God, about politics and about religion – what can we say about the meaning of life today?’ …

 

... ‘That’s everything I care about right there. I was hooked. After leaving Mormonism, those are pretty much all your questions’ - Sister Lisa

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More from Yuval Noah Harari – https://www.ynharari.com/

‘Sentient World Simulation’ episode from Everywhere You Go is Bullsh*t podcast – http://tiny.cc/eygsws

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