Homo sapiens won the evolutionary race because we were connected

Research shows that Homo neanderthalensis (otherwise known as Neanderthals, the species of people that didn’t survive where we did) was more intelligent and had a bigger brain than Homo sapiens, but Sapiens, Humans, were connected. We were social.

We won not because of our intellect but because of our sociability.

“If Neanderthals were a super-fast computer, we were an old-fashioned PC – with wi-fi. We were slower, but better connected.”

From the book I’m currently reading, “Humankind: A Hopeful History” by Rutger Bregman.