“Making Sense of Sapiens: Humans and Humanism”
Yuval Noah Harari, in his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind proposes that three revolutions – cognitive, agricultural, and scientific – have shaped what we have become as a species. Hugh Taft-Morales explores what we as humanists can draw from Harari that can make us more self aware and able to chart our future development. How can self-awareness as a species help us become more ethical and happy?
Hugh Taft-Morales joined the Baltimore Ethical Society as its professional leader in 2010, the same year he was certified by the American Ethical Union as an Ethical Culture Leader. He also serves as Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia. His presence in Ethical Culture has been termed “invigorating.” Taft-Morales lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with his wife Maureen, a Latin American Analyst with the Congressional Research Service, with whom he has three beloved children, Sean, Maya, and Justin.