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Supernatural punishment, in-group biases, and material insecurity: experiments and ethnography from Yasawa, Fiji

Rita Anne McNamara, Ara Norenzayan, and Joseph Henrich “Supernatural punishment, in-group biases, and material insecurity: experiments and ethnography from Yasawa, Fiji.” Religion, Brain & Behavior Vol. 6, Iss. 1, 2016

Which Comes First, Big Cities or Big Gods – Norenzayan in Nautilus

Which Comes First, Big Cities or Big Gods – Norenzayan in Nautilus

Warriors among the Kwara’ae, a collection of tribal communities indigenous to the Solomon Islands, sacrificed pigs before battle. The tradition granted the combatants, so the belief went, aid from heroic ancestral spirits—like the mighty A’orama, a fierce fighter in Kwara’ae folklore. For every man who prepared to shed blood, a hog met its end. [more]