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Big Gods Book Club #6: Concluding Thoughts

Ara Norenzayan , December 17th, 2013


(This post concludes our “book club” webinar discussing Ara Norenzayan’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) In what follows I’ll make some general concluding comm…


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‘Big Gods’ book club #5: Remarks on the two puzzles

Nicolas Baumard , December 13th, 2013


I like Ara’s way of studying scientific problems very much, weaving together various disciplines from evolutionary modelling to experimental psychology or social anthropology, and I also like the…


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‘Big Gods’ book club #4: Alternative explanations?

Helena Miton , December 10th, 2013


Unfortunately, I had to read this book more quickly than it would deserve; still, it is an engaging, up-to-date and pleasant synthesis of works from different disciplinary fields….


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‘Big Gods’ book club #3 : Testing more specific hypotheses and going beyond correlations in the origins and evolution of religious beliefs

Pierrick Bourrat , December 9th, 2013


(This week, cognitionandculture.net is hosting a “book club” webinar discussing Ara Norenzayan’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) In his insightful précis, Ara …


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‘Big Gods’ book club #2: Analytic atheism and the puzzle of apologetic

Helen De Cruz , December 8th, 2013


(This week, cognitionandculture.net is hosting a “book club” webinar discussing Ara Norenzayan’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) Norenzayan’s Big Gods pre…


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‘Big Gods’ book club #1 — Skeptical thoughts

Olivier Morin , December 8th, 2013


(This week, cognitionandculture.net is hosting a “book club” webinar discussing Ara Norenzayan’s latest book with its author. This précis introduced the discussion.) I have to confess that I …


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A précis of ‘Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict’

Ara Norenzayan , December 8th, 2013


(This week, cognitionandculture.net is hosting a “book club” webinar discussing Ara Norenzayan‘s latest book with its author. This précis introduces the discussion.)  On a hilltop in what i…


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