6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:Iris)

6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:Iris)

文章Iris Wu » 週六 5月 12, 2018 10:04 pm

Hi, All:

YoYo Book Reading group was formed in 2017. We have read a few novels last year. Early this year, we decided to challenge ourselves with the first non-fiction book, “Sapiens: The Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Harari. The English version of the book was published in 2014, and soon it was listed as a New York Times best-selling book and quickly translated into 45 languages.

The book describes that how human history has been shaped by a couple of major revolutions. These revolutions have enabled humans to take over the globe and put humankind on the verge of playing gods and overcoming natural selection. Many arguments of the book have sparked great debates in our LINE group and most of the conversation was recorded in the YoYo forum : http://yoyo.club.tw/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=4526.

For many of YoYo members who did not get time to read the book, here are some referencing materials for our meeting discussion on 6/12:
1) Banana in the Heaven, TEDxJaffa, by Yuval Noah Harari:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZa4sdIwV04
2) Sapiens – Why you need to read this book?
https://medium.com/@HeathEvans/sapiens-why-you-need-to-read-this-book-7ebde126f2ea
3) Notes on – Sapiens: The Brief History of Humankind
https://medium.com/ceoeducation/notes-on-sapiens-a-brief-history-of-mankind-26e35553bd7d

If you have time to explore more on the subject, here are Dr. Harari’s lectures:
1) Coursera: A Brief History of Humankind with Dr. Yuval Noah Harari (Courses on YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ4eg7Zj5OY&list=PLBOXjuzxIKcrqTyqh2Wwh6B86sIN-42di&index=2
2) Yuval Harari: "Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets" | Talks at Google
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6BK5Q_Dblo

Any suggestions for questions to foster a fruitful discussion are welcome.

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Agenda:
6:45 ~ 7:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
7:00 ~ 7:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
7:10 ~ 7:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
7:50 ~ 8:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
8:10 ~ 8:25pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
8:25 ~ 9:05pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
9:05 ~ 9:25pm Summarization (20 mins)
9:25 ~ 9:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements ********************************************************************************************************************************************
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聚會時間:當天請準時於 6:45 pm 到達 ~ 約 9:30 pm 左右結束
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走法:出忠孝新生站 3 號出口後,沿著巷子(忠孝東路三段10巷)走約 2 分鐘,到了濟南路口,左轉走約 2 分鐘即可看到。
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Re: 6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:I

文章Leon » 週六 5月 12, 2018 11:39 pm

Wow! This kind topic only can be found in YOYO.
When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.
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Re: 6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:I

文章Rock » 週日 5月 13, 2018 10:45 am

Yes, it is. 8)
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Re: 6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:I

文章Rock » 週日 5月 13, 2018 10:46 am

The great finale is coming. Looking forward to it. :lol:
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Re: 6/12(Tue) Sapiens:The Brief History of Humankind (Host:I

文章Way » 週日 5月 13, 2018 9:59 pm

Yes, this topic is only found in such a quality English club like Yoyo. Fantastic arrangement and persistent focus by our respectable Iris, really amazing!
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