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  • Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict | Ara Norenzayan

    Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ara Norenzayan
    • Narrated By Paul Nixon
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    How did human societies scale up from small, tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today - even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized religions with "Big Gods" - the great monotheistic and polytheistic faiths - spread to colonize most minds in the world? In Big Gods, Ara Norenzayan makes the surprising and provocative argument that these fundamental puzzles about the origins of civilization are one and the same, and answer each other.

    Phil O. says: "Great idea; longer than needed"
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