Broad supernatural punishment but not moralizing high gods precede the evolution of political complexity in Austronesia

Proceedings of the Royal Society B Vol/Iss. 282 Published In Pages: ??
By Watts, Joseph, Greenhill, Simon J. , Atkinson, Quentin D., Currie, Thomas E., Bulbulia, Joseph, Gray, Russell D.


Belief in broad supernatural punishment facilitates and sustains high political complexity (2, 5).


Authors compare models to test alternative causal hypotheses.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo analysisPartially supportedNot ApplicableUNKNOWNUNKNOWN