A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Stories in Our Genes by Adam Rutherford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The next time you board public transport in a major multicultural city, understand that the people travelling with you are family members who noone your side of the family has seen in thousands of years.

This book has taught me how detailed an explanation DNA can give to our human history (and how deceptively ‘useful’ it is in determining people’s behaviours). It has taught me how incredibly complex the human genome is and just how little we know about it.

I will say that at the beginning and end of the book, the Author pushes his anti-Creationist beliefs ever so much, and this may irk you – regardless of this however, the book contains information that will widen your understanding of how linked we are as a species, and hopefully deepen your appreciation of the fact that we are one big family.

My outlook on humanity has definitely changed (for the better) after this, and I am inspired to deepen my vision further when it comes to my observation of others in and around my life. A great book for widening your horizons.

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