The Story of How We Became Us
What makes us us? Why, of all the billion species on the planet, are human beings so special? Well, argues Adam Rutherford, we’re not: we’re just a tiny twig on a 4-billion- year-old tree and even some of the things we think mark us out – communicating, making tools, having sex for fun – are not unique to us. Nonetheless, we’re a pretty interesting crew, as the rollercoaster ride of The Book of Humans shows. Join one of the most exhilarating speakers around to find out more.
In conversation with Helen Lewis, Associate Editor of the New Statesman