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Cultural evolution and prosociality: Widening the hypothesis space

  • Bryce Huebner (a1) and Hagop Sarkissian (a2)


Norenzayan et al. suggest that Big Gods can be replaced by Big Governments. We examine forms of social and self-monitoring and ritual practice that emerged in Classical China, heterarchical societies like those that emerged in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and the contemporary Zapatista movement of Chiapas, and we recommend widening the hypothesis space to include these alternative forms of social organization.



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Cultural evolution and prosociality: Widening the hypothesis space

  • Bryce Huebner (a1) and Hagop Sarkissian (a2)


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