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Fear of gods’ wrath propelled growth of societies – In the news

John Kerr posted in on February 11th, 2016.

Belief in the wrath of judgemental gods spurred the expansion of human societies, suggests a new study co-authored by New Zealanders. The researchers interviewed hundreds of people from eight diverse communities around the world – including Vanuatu and Fiji – who practised a wide range of religions. Studying people playing economic games, they found that […]

The Pope on climate change – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 19th, 2015.

Pope Francis has made clear his views on the environment in a new announcement, recognising human activity as driver of climate change and calling on the Earth’s citizens to change their lifestyles to save the planet. The Pope laid out his comments in an encyclical – a kind of papal open letter – addressing “every […]

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