pigments of january 22nd 2016

the immense diversity of imagined realities that sapiens invented, and the resulting diversity of behaviour patterns, are the main components of what we call ‘cultures’. once cultures appeared, they never ceased to change and develop, and these unstoppable alterations are what we call ‘history’. the cognitive revolution is accordingly the point when history declared its independence from biology.

sapiens: a brief history of humankind

yuval noah harari