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Discover the answers to 20 burning questions about life and our amazing existence with Ireland’s most exciting scientist, Professor Luke O’Neill.

Taking us on an incredible journey across centuries and galaxies, accompanied by his characteristic wit, Professor O’Neill explains how it all began, how it will all end and everything in between. Listeners will benefit from Luke’s insatiable curiosity for life when they dive into this ultimate journey through life and death.

Among other fascinating facts, you’ll discover the science behind how we got to be so smart, why sex with a caveman was a good idea, the science of finding love, why we follow religions and how robots will become part of everyday life.

Humanology is a humbling reminder that we’re just a small speck in a big universe - so sit back and embrace the adventure.

©2018 Luke O’Neill (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Incredibly fascinating and humbling

This book has everything you could possibly wish for when you’re curious about the world and our existence in it. It has 4.5 billion years refined into 20 or so chapters of absolute bliss. Witty to the point of cringe with proud and relatable context. It is the perfect book for someone seeking answers about where we’ve been as a species and where we’re going. It is up there or surpassing Bryson’s ‘A short history of nearly everything’ in regards to layman’s science. Cannot recommend this book/audiobook enough.

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VERY ENJOYABLE FROM GET-GO

If you have not read Homo Deus before, you've probably not read anything close to this book. I should add, the narration was so spectacular it got me glued to my head set at every slight opportunity.

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Great book

A really interesting book, full of detailed information which is accessibily and wittily explained, and great voice to listen to too.

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Easily digestible knowledge

Delivery and content made it easy to listen and not lose track of the facts.

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great book

Similar to sapiens, but more mater of fact than perhaps. enjoyed the authors sense of humour too.

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Fantastic journey

Fantastic journey through our existence! From where we came from to where we are going - interjected with wit & great music references.

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A bit too technical for me

Some points are really interesting in the middle of the book - chapters on education and social development are particularly engaging. However, big chunks of material get bogged down in technical terms and microbiology, making the message harder to engage with. I should imagine its fascinating if you're a budding scientist, however!

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Fascinating insights

Very educational & enjoyable. Interesting for everyone no matter your previous knowledge. Highly recommend this

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  • Laur
  • 03-03-20

Overall a good book

A lot of the information is very basic, but it's worth listening in order to make your general knowledge of humankind more whole.