14. A genetic mutation that changed the course of history.

"Human beings are ultimately nothing but carriers—passageways—for genes. They ride us into the ground like racehorses from generation to generation. Genes don’t think about what constitutes good or evil. They don’t care whether we are happy or unhappy. We’re just means to an end for them. The only thing they think about is what is... Continue Reading →

13: The Birth of Agriculture? When? Where?

For nearly 2.5 Million Years, we humans have fed ourselves by gathering plants and hunting animals that lived and bred without our intervention. Our counterparts such as  Homo erectus, Homo ergaster, and the Neanderthals ( To know more about our counterparts, read my previous story: 12 : Are we the only humans ?), plucked wild... Continue Reading →

12: Are we the only humans? No..!

We are used to thinking about ourselves as the only humans because, for the last 10,000 years, our species has indeed been the only human species inhabiting our planet.  Not only we have an abundance of uncivilized cousins ( chimps, Apes, etc.), once upon a time, we had quite a few brothers and sisters as well ( other... Continue Reading →

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