Pulotu: Database of Austronesian Supernatural Beliefs and Practices

  title={Pulotu: Database of Austronesian Supernatural Beliefs and Practices},
  author={Joseph Watts and O. Sheehan and S. Greenhill and Stephanie Gomes-Ng and Q. Atkinson and J. Bulbulia and R. Gray},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • Joseph Watts, O. Sheehan, +4 authors R. Gray
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • Scholars have debated naturalistic theories of religion for thousands of years, but only recently have scientists begun to test predictions empirically. Existing databases contain few variables on religion, and are subject to Galton’s Problem because they do not sufficiently account for the non-independence of cultures or systematically differentiate the traditional states of cultures from their contemporary states. Here we present Pulotu: the first quantitative cross-cultural database purpose… CONTINUE READING
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