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    (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] Humans is a book you will learn lots of new information from and not only that but what you do learn is interesting and engaging albeit a little depressing To create a contrast between the darkness of most of what we are told Phillips adds humour which lightens the mood somewhat The style of writing is eminently readable and flows smoothly from one point to the next without trouble This is such original non fiction an

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    READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips Funny and depressing

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    (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] For all that the humour provides the bulk of the content here and is very enjoyable in itself the real value of the book is in the bits where Phillips gets a bit serious There's some very pointed commentary on the kinds of t

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    (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up Did you have a bad day? Read this book It will give you a multitude of examples large and small of people fucking it up a lot worse than you At the same time that is absolutely horrifying exemplifying time and again our incapability of learning from past mistakes it is also entertaining and educational A rare combinationAs an example of the list fuck ups I have never heard about is Mao Zedong's Fours Pests campaign The most disastrous enti

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    READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips Tom Phillips Ü 1 SUMMARY The story of human progress starts with our capacity for thinking and creativity That's what sets humans apart from other animals – and it's also what leads us to make complete tits of ourselves on a regular basis Author Tom Phillips studied Archaeology Anthropology and the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and has worked as a journalist a humour writer and as the editorial director of BuzzFe

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    Tom Phillips Ü 1 SUMMARY (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] When I first laid my eyes upon the cover of this book in the bookstore I knew that it'll appeal to my dwindling optimism about humanity in general It did not disappoint as I enjoyed reading this book tremendously It was highly informative written in a most engaging tone and pretty darn funny although the topic in itself is actually really ble

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    READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] At first what drove me nuts about this book is the total lack of referencing apart from what feels like a tacked on ‘Further Reading’ section at the end Towards the beginning the statement that “ people were killed by lawnmowers than by terrorism in the USA in the decade between 2007 and 2017” made me actually appreciate the Intern

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    (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] I loved how this book was written Tom Phillips writes with such confidence and tells his points very bluntly while being very entertaining and funny I also like how the beginning of the book starts with creation and Lucy and as the b

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    (E–pub READ) [Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up] This is a fascinating book told with wit humour and sarcasm It chronicles some of the colossal mistakes mankind has made throughout history to the detriment of their environment their countries the planet the atmosphere and

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips Tom Phillips Ü 1 SUMMARY READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up Take a base of Guns Germs And Steel Add a dash of Sapiens Top with swearing and a cynical snarky funny look at humanity How we got

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  • Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up
  • Tom Phillips
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  • 19 August 2020
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READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up SUMMARY Ã Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips Ian army attacking itself one drunken night to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President it's pretty safe to say that as a species we haven't exactly grown wiser with age So next time you think you've really fcked up this book will remind you it could be so much wor. At first what drove me nuts about this book is the total lack of referencing apart from what feels like a tacked on Further Reading section at the end Towards the beginning the statement that people were killed by lawnmowers than by terrorism in the USA in the decade between 2007 and 2017 made me actually appreciate the Internet for a changeA Google search lead me to the World Economic Forum website and the eually bizarre fact that this statistic is attributed to none other than Kim Kardashian in a January 2017 tweet Apart from lawnmowers apparently the number of Americans killed by armed toddlers was 21 for the same period and 31 by lightning which admittedly is far prosaic It seems that Kim obtained her facts from the Huffington Post which also admittedly is not a font of infinite wisdomThe beginning of the book The Dawn of Fuck Ups also had me scurrying for the Internet in order to read about our famous fossilised ancestor Lucy actually dying from falling out of a tree of all things This is something of a running joke throughout the book about how the unexpected can put a spoke in the wheels of the best laid plans Indeed BBC News reported in 2016 that CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar to those suffered by modern humans in similar falls So why didn t Tom Phillips include references I think the main reason is that this is by no means an academic book but rather the work of a raconteur who doesn t want to interrupt the flow of his story by having readers suint at reams of footnotes Hence it is best to just go with the flow and enjoy what is an immensely entertaining read given the rather grim subject matterPhillips does state politely near the beginning A gentle warning if you re not really into Schandenfreude now might be a good time to stop reading He notes that at the time of writing this we re a few weeks away from a nuclear summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un I m going to work on the assumption that if you are in fact reading this book then we made it This ties in uite nicely with the ending which is as one would expect a pitch perfect black joke that resonates perfectlyKirkus Reviews describes this book as Al Gore by way of Monty Python which is a perfect encapsulation of the balancing act that Phillips has to engage in who not only wants to make us chortle in horrified mirth at how dumb humans can be but also to warn us that like COVID 19 stupidity can often be fatal Imaginalis fcked up this book will remind you it could be so much wor. At Perfect Murder Perfect TownThe Uncensored Story of the JonBenet Murder and the Grand Jury's Search for the Final Truth first what drove me nuts about this book is the total lack of referencing apart Mirage Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt from what Bittersweet feels like a tacked on Further Reading section at the end Towards the beginning the statement that people were killed by lawnmowers than by terrorism in the USA in the decade between 2007 and 2017 made me actually appreciate the Internet My Darling Caroline for a changeA Google search lead me to the World Economic Forum website and the eually bizarre Periodic Tales The Curious Lives of the Elements fact that this statistic is attributed to none other than Kim Kardashian in a January 2017 tweet Apart Supreme Justice from lawnmowers apparently the number of Americans killed by armed toddlers was 21 The Mind and the Brain Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force for the same period and 31 by lightning which admittedly is Party Poopers Rotten School #9 far prosaic It seems that Kim obtained her Higgledy Piggledy the Hen Who Loved to Dance facts West Wing to Maternity Wing from the Huffington Post which also admittedly is not a Tales from a Young Vet font of infinite wisdomThe beginning of the book The Dawn of Fuck Ups also had me scurrying An Honorable Gentleman for the Internet in order to read about our Bulletproof BodyguardHeiress Recon famous A Christmas Wish fossilised ancestor Lucy actually dying Devil's Due from Apple Blossom Bride falling out of a tree of all things This is something of a running joke throughout the book about how the unexpected can put a spoke in the wheels of the best laid plans Indeed BBC News reported in 2016 that CT scans have shown injuries to her bones similar to those suffered by modern humans in similar Hot Spell Harleuin Blaze falls So why didn t Tom Phillips include references I think the main reason is that this is by no means an academic book but rather the work of a raconteur who doesn t want to interrupt the The Promise He Made flow of his story by having readers suint at reams of Seven Wonders Journals footnotes Hence it is best to just go with the The Defiant Debutante flow and enjoy what is an immensely entertaining read given the rather grim subject matterPhillips does state politely near the beginning A gentle warning if you re not really into Schandenfreude now might be a good time to stop reading He notes that at the time of writing this we re a Gold Rush Groom few weeks away Tested by Fire from a nuclear summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un I m going to work on the assumption that if you are in Rancher Daddy fact reading this book then we made it This ties in uite nicely with the ending which is as one would expect a pitch perfect black joke that resonates perfectlyKirkus Reviews describes this book as Al Gore by way of Monty Python which is a perfect encapsulation of the balancing act that Phillips has to engage in who not only wants to make us chortle in horrified mirth at how dumb humans can be but also to warn us that like COVID 19 stupidity can often be Even in the Darkness fatal

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Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up

READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up SUMMARY Ã Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips Rt science culture trade on the evolutionary food chain we're real winners But frankly it's not exactly been plain sailing and sometimes just occasionally we've managed to really truly uite unbelievably fck things upFrom Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the American Dustbowl; from the Austr. The story of human progress starts with our capacity for thinking and creativity That s what sets humans apart from other animals and it s also what leads us to make complete tits of ourselves on a regular basis Author Tom Phillips studied Archaeology Anthropology and the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and has worked as a journalist a humour writer and as the editorial director of BuzzFeed UK All of these skills and influences are apparent in Humans A Brief History of How We Fcked It All Up and if you re the kind of reader who thinks you might enjoy a chronology of humanity s biggest mistakes told with ironic humour and f bombs then this pop history just might be a perfect fit for you As for me the humour here didn t actually make me laugh out loud I was familiar with many of the stories and I d prefer of a connecting thesis than Humans are stupid and selfish and always have been probably always will be Still Humans is very readable an ultralight version of Jared Diamond or Yuval Noah Harari and it s always the right time to stand humble before humanity s many flaws To begin an example of the humour Australia s rabbit problem is one of the most famous examples of something that we ve only figured out uite late in the day ecosystems are ridiculously complex things and you mess with them at your peril Animals and plants will not simply play by your rules when you casually decide to move them from one place to another Life as a great philosopher once said breaks free it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers painfully maybe even dangerously But uh well there it is Okay it was Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park who said that As I say a great philosopherAnd incidentally this scourge of rabbits and cane toads unleashed on Australia is also an example of the kind of story most people have heard before if the tone in a nonfiction work isn t academic isn t attempting to support some new theory with long accepted facts I think all of the information should at least be new and surprising Humans is divided into chapters on our brains going over confirmation bias the Dunning Kruger effect and other ways that we convince ourselves we re right when we re wrong the mistakes of the Agricultural Revolution and the domesticationresettling of animals the rise of leaders and all the horrible ways they have taken advantage of their positions no matter the political system the evils of colonisation and war mistakes of diplomacy and the unintended conseuences of technological breakthroughs Along the way there were many stories that were new to me Scotland s attempt to build an empire in Panama Kessler syndrome that could see us trapped on our planet by a prison we ve made from our own trash or the avoidable decimation of the Khwarezmian Empire and I liked these bits very much the brand of humour didn t speak to me but Phillips is an excellent storytellerIf there was a theme running through this book it would be throwing shade at Donald Trump without ever once mentioning him One chapter is titled A Dummies andor Current Presidents Guide to Diplomacy a parenthetical note in the prologue states at the time of writing this there s a broad awareness that the only thing that stands between us and annihilation is the whim of one petulant man child or another and after a passage that outlines how Hitler was actually an incompetent lazy egomaniac and his government was an absolute clownshow Phillips concludes Many of the worst man made events that ever occurred were not the product of evil geniuses Instead they were the product of a parade of idiots and lunatics incoherently flailing their way through events helped along the way by overconfident people who thought they could control them And if that level of subtext is too understated Phillips concludes the bit about Scotland s doomed empire building with As a tale it lends itself to metaphor I mean it s the story of a country turning away from a political union with its closest geographical trading partners in favor of a fantasy vision of unfettered global influence promoted by free trade zealots with dreams of empire who wrapped their vague plans in the rhetoric of aggrieved patriotism while consistently ignoring expert warnings about the practical reality of the situation Unfortunately I can t think of anything that could be a metaphor for right now So that running theme is either interesting to the reader or not I found it a little juvenile a distraction from any legitimate connections Phillips might have been trying to draw between the failures of the past and the dangers of the present Whatever our future holds whatever baffling changes come along in the next year the next decade and the next century it seems likely that we ll keep on doing basically the same things We will blame other people for our woes and construct elaborate fantasy worlds so that we don t have to think about our sins We will turn to populist leaders in the aftermath of economic crises We will scramble for money We will succumb to groupthink and manias and confirmation bias We will tell ourselves that our plans are very good plans and that nothing can possibly go wrong Ormaybe we won t As a collection of anecdotes about human failure Humans is trivia rich and easy to read even when describing horrible abuses or modern threats the tone is light but respectful I understand the truism that history is repeated by those who fail to study and understand it but also know that we humans are wired the same way today as we were the first time someone murdered lied or stole to advance a selfish cause who knows what the future holds for us Unlike Diamond or Harari Phillips doesn t even hazard a guess The uest food chain we're real winners But The Rich Stranger frankly it's not exactly been plain sailing and sometimes just occasionally we've managed to really truly uite unbelievably Sleeping Beauty Suspect Harleuin Intrigue #970 fck things upFrom Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign to the American Dustbowl; Christmas with Her Boss from the Austr. The story of human progress starts with our capacity Hunters Moon Night Warriors #4 for thinking and creativity That s what sets humans apart The Bad Luck Wedding Cake Bad Luck Wedding #2 from other animals and it s also what leads us to make complete tits of ourselves on a regular basis Author Tom Phillips studied Archaeology Anthropology and the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University and has worked as a journalist a humour writer and as the editorial director of BuzzFeed UK All of these skills and influences are apparent in Humans A Brief History of How We Fcked It All Up and if you re the kind of reader who thinks you might enjoy a chronology of humanity s biggest mistakes told with ironic humour and The Accidental Bodyguard f bombs then this pop history just might be a perfect One Good Man fit Branded Whitehorse MT Chisholm Cattle Co #1 for you As Soldier CagedSeducing the Mercenary for me the humour here didn t actually make me laugh out loud I was In Care Of The Sheriff familiar with many of the stories and I d prefer of a connecting thesis than Humans are stupid and selfish and always have been probably always will be Still Humans is very readable an ultralight version of Jared Diamond or Yuval Noah Harari and it s always the right time to stand humble before humanity s many Alaskan Nights flaws To begin an example of the humour Australia s rabbit problem is one of the most Soldier Caged famous examples of something that we ve only An Expert Teacher figured out uite late in the day ecosystems are ridiculously complex things and you mess with them at your peril Animals and plants will not simply play by your rules when you casually decide to move them Cowboy for Keeps from one place to another Life as a great philosopher once said breaks Indecent Exposure Indecent #1 free it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers painfully maybe even dangerously But uh well there it is Okay it was Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park who said that As I say a great philosopherAnd incidentally this scourge of rabbits and cane toads unleashed on Australia is also an example of the kind of story most people have heard before if the tone in a nonfiction work isn t academic isn t attempting to support some new theory with long accepted Defending the Heiress facts I think all of the information should at least be new and surprising Humans is divided into chapters on our brains going over confirmation bias the Dunning Kruger effect and other ways that we convince ourselves we re right when we re wrong the mistakes of the Agricultural Revolution and the domesticationresettling of animals the rise of leaders and all the horrible ways they have taken advantage of their positions no matter the political system the evils of colonisation and war mistakes of diplomacy and the unintended conseuences of technological breakthroughs Along the way there were many stories that were new to me Scotland s attempt to build an empire in Panama Kessler syndrome that could see us trapped on our planet by a prison we ve made Wild Dreams Dreams #2 from our own trash or the avoidable decimation of the Khwarezmian Empire and I liked these bits very much the brand of humour didn t speak to me but Phillips is an excellent storytellerIf there was a theme running through this book it would be throwing shade at Donald Trump without ever once mentioning him One chapter is titled A Dummies andor Current Presidents Guide to Diplomacy a parenthetical note in the prologue states at the time of writing this there s a broad awareness that the only thing that stands between us and annihilation is the whim of one petulant man child or another and after a passage that outlines how Hitler was actually an incompetent lazy egomaniac and his government was an absolute clownshow Phillips concludes Many of the worst man made events that ever occurred were not the product of evil geniuses Instead they were the product of a parade of idiots and lunatics incoherently A Child of Her Own flailing their way through events helped along the way by overconfident people who thought they could control them And if that level of subtext is too understated Phillips concludes the bit about Scotland s doomed empire building with As a tale it lends itself to metaphor I mean it s the story of a country turning away Shadow Dance from a political union with its closest geographical trading partners in Red Hot Reckless favor of a The Good Daughter Deep in the Heart Harleuin Superromance No 1142 fantasy vision of unfettered global influence promoted by Barons Of Texas Jill The Barons Of Texas Silhouette Desire free trade zealots with dreams of empire who wrapped their vague plans in the rhetoric of aggrieved patriotism while consistently ignoring expert warnings about the practical reality of the situation Unfortunately I can t think of anything that could be a metaphor Silent Masuerade A Woman of Mystery Book 11 Harleuin Intrigue Series #315 for right now So that running theme is either interesting to the reader or not I All They Need found it a little juvenile a distraction The Reluctant Bride Love Inspired #18 from any legitimate connections Phillips might have been trying to draw between the Once in a Blue Moon failures of the past and the dangers of the present Whatever our Flying Lessons Harleuin Next future holds whatever baffling changes come along in the next year the next decade and the next century it seems likely that we ll keep on doing basically the same things We will blame other people The Secret Child for our woes and construct elaborate Blessings of the HeartSamantha's Gift fantasy worlds so that we don t have to think about our sins We will turn to populist leaders in the aftermath of economic crises We will scramble Too Many Bosses for money We will succumb to groupthink and manias and confirmation bias We will tell ourselves that our plans are very good plans and that nothing can possibly go wrong Ormaybe we won t As a collection of anecdotes about human Long Lost Bride failure Humans is trivia rich and easy to read even when describing horrible abuses or modern threats the tone is light but respectful I understand the truism that history is repeated by those who The Virgin Spring fail to study and understand it but also know that we humans are wired the same way today as we were the The Café in Fir Tree Park first time someone murdered lied or stole to advance a selfish cause who knows what the Southern Cooking for Company future holds Exotic No More Anthropology on the Front Lines for us Unlike Diamond or Harari Phillips doesn t even hazard a guess

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READ Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up SUMMARY Ã Humans A Brief History of How We Fucked It All Up READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ü Tom Phillips An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic fck ups in human history from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth we've come a long way A. Humans is a book you will learn lots of new information from and not only that but what you do learn is interesting and engaging albeit a little depressing To create a contrast between the darkness of most of what we are told Phillips adds humour which lightens the mood somewhat The style of writing is eminently readable and flows smoothly from one point to the next without trouble This is such original non fiction and it appears the author has carried out extensive research to find these uniue stories that I have not encountered in any other books previous to this Each of the stories are varied and intriguing enough that I am still thinking about some of them even long after I turned the final page They range from stories about the fails of our earliest ancestors right through to ones we are currently making right now Well worth picking up especially for history buffs and those who enjoy factually correct stories that teach us valuable lessons about how fallible we really are as a species However whether we learn from them or not is a different matter entirely and as this book illustrates it s not always as easy or black and white as it seemsMany thanks to Wildfire for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own Fucking My Gullible Sister in Her Virgin Pussy fck ups in human history Venice Vampires from our very Venice Vampires 2 first ancestor Venice Vampires 4 falling out of that tree to the most spectacular The Abyss Beckons fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth we've come a long way A. Humans is a book you will learn lots of new information Influencing Powerful People from and not only that but what you do learn is interesting and engaging albeit a little depressing To create a contrast between the darkness of most of what we are told Phillips adds humour which lightens the mood somewhat The style of writing is eminently readable and Million Dollar Referrals flows smoothly The Meaning of Difference from one point to the next without trouble This is such original non The Acupuncture ResponseBalance Energy and Restore Health A Western Doctor Tells You How fiction and it appears the author has carried out extensive research to The Blue Book of Sailing find these uniue stories that I have not encountered in any other books previous to this Each of the stories are varied and intriguing enough that I am still thinking about some of them even long after I turned the Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications final page They range Cryptography Demystified from stories about the Opportunities in Landscape Architecture botanical Gardens andArboreta Careers Opportunities in fails of our earliest ancestors right through to ones we are currently making right now Well worth picking up especially Biofuels Engineering Process Technology for history buffs and those who enjoy Corporate Governance factually correct stories that teach us valuable lessons about how Masters of Learned Ignorance Eriugena Eckhart Cusanus Variorum Collected Studies Series Variorum Collected Studies Series Variorum Collected Studies Series fallible we really are as a species However whether we learn Black Lily Gilded Lily #3 from them or not is a different matter entirely and as this book illustrates it s not always as easy or black and white as it seemsMany thanks to Wildfire Mildred and Sam I Can Read Book 2 for an ARC I was not reuired to post a review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own