Nature • Vol/Iss. 467(7317) • Nature Publishing Group • • Published In • Pages: 801-804 •
Societies tend to change from simple forms of organization to more complex forms of organization in incremental steps, and decreases in hierarchical organization do not occur [The "rectilinear" model] (802).
This model was ranked relative to the other five models of political organization according to their explanatory power.
|Maximum likelihood/Bayesian reversible-jump Markov chain Monte Carlo||Low support (ranked 5th/6)||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN||UNKNOWN|