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How “Big Gods” Transformed Human History – Ara Norenzayan Interview

How “Big Gods” Transformed Human History – Ara Norenzayan Interview

For tens of thousands of years, humans lived in small bands of hunter-gatherers, sharing some kind of animistic belief. They probably believed the landscape was alive and sacred. And then everything changed. In just a few thousand years, people gathered by the hundreds or thousands in big settlements. And that’s when the Big Gods arrived. […]