RETRACTED: Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history

Nature Vol/Iss. 567(7748) Springer Nature Publishing AG Published In Pages: 226-229
By Whitehouse, Harvey, François, Pieter, Savage, Patrick E., Curie, Thomas E., Feeney, Kevin C., Cioni, Enrico, Purcell, Rosalind, Moss, Robert M., Larson, Jennifer, Baines, John, ter Haar, Barend, Covey, Alan, Turchin, Peter


RETRACTED: Contrary to the Moral Gods Hypothesis, complex societies precede broad supernatural punishment of moral transgressions (227).


This hypothesis has not been added to the revised version since the authors combined their two variables (Moralizing High Gods and Broad Supernatural Punishment) into one, Big Gods.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Paired t-testSupportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNTwo-tailed