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Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality

Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality

Benjamin Grant Purzycki & CERC in Nature Belief in moralistic, punitive gods that take an interest in human affairs may have facilitated the expansion of human societies, finds a study published in Nature this week. Several theories have been invoked to explain the expansion of human cooperation and societal complexity, which has been taking place since the origins […]