Jared Diamond with Sandra Tsing Loh: The Third Chimpanzee – The Next Generation


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At some point during the last 100,000 years, humans began exhibiting traits and behavior that distinguished us from other animals, eventually creating language, art, religion, bicycles, spacecraft and nuclear weapons—all within a heartbeat of evolutionary time. Now, faced with the threat of nuclear weapons and the effects of climate change, it seems our innate tendencies for violence and invention have led us to a crucial tipping point. Where did these traits come from? Are they part of our species’ immutable destiny? Or is there hope for our species’ future if we change? Join Jared Diamond, the Pulitzer-winning author of Guns, Germs and Steel, for an enlightened discussion with writer and performance artist Sandra Tsing Loh about the next generation and the future they’ll help build.