Big gods how religion transformed cooperation and conflict ara norenzayan on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers how did human societies scale up from tight knit groups of hunter gatherers to the large anonymous. Big gods how religion transformed cooperation and conflict by ara norenzayan is likely to offend anyone who has fairly deeply held religious beliefs because it suggests religions all religions can be reduced to adaptive evolutionary behaviors unconsciously amplified by the arguably most effective socially cooperative animal on the planet. In his book big gods how religion transformed cooperation and conflict dr ara norenzayan addresses two puzzles about human existence first how were large scale societies able to develop that is how did small tight knit communities develop into the large and relatively anonymous societies that exist today. In big gods ara norenzayan makes the surprising argument that these fundamental puzzles about the origins of civilization answer each other sincere faith in watchful big gods unleashed unprecedented cooperation within ever expanding groups yet at the same time it introduced a new source of potential conflict between competing groups. A precis of big gods how religion transformed cooperation and conflict requires going back to the lively debates about the evolutionary origins of religion how big gods helped create big groups helps us understand and resolve the seeming paradox that religions with big gods are both the handmaiden of both cooperation within the
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