When It’s OK to Be Human: How We Became Human
We’re all born with an inherent capacity to make decisions that affect the lives of others, but humans aren’t always capable of making the right ones.
In this special series, National Geographic and The New York Times take a look at some of the most memorable moments in human history when it comes to making moral decisions.
It’s a story of the evolution of human behavior, the human spirit, and our capacity to act compassionately.
The series includes interviews with authors like Tom Wolfe, who wrote about being a child of a drug addict; author John Tierney, who is an expert on the human propensity to make moral choices; and author Steven Pinker, who writes about the human ability to judge guilt and punish guilt.
The book was named one of Time’s “100 Books of the Year.”
Watch the special episode below.