Complex societies evolved without belief in all-powerful deity

@article{Ball2015ComplexSE,
  title={Complex societies evolved without belief in all-powerful deity},
  author={P. Ball},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015}
}
  • P. Ball
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Nature
Emergence of politically sophisticated societies may be assisted by faith in supernatural spirits, but does not need "big God" religion. 

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