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"I was playing a lot (of basketball) through the off-season but I know it’s not great on my body, Stories of falsified records and serious misconduct have continued to surface after it was revealed earlier this year that more than a dozen veterans may have died while awaiting care at a Phoenix VA clinic. 2015 in Hollywood, Jason Merritt—Getty Images Viola Davis attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb.E. a radical change appeared all over Eurasia as new religions sprung up from Greece to India to China All of these religions shared a focus on morality self-discipline and asceticism Baumard says Eventually these new religions such as Stoicism Jainism and Buddhism and their immediate successors including Christianity and Islam spread around the globe and became the world religions of today Back in 1947 German philosopher Karl Jaspers dubbed the pivotal time when these new religions arose “the Axial Age” So what changed Baumard and his colleagues propose one simple reason: People got rich Psychologists have shown that when people have fewer resources at their disposal prioritizing rewards in the here and now is the best strategy Saving for the future—much less the afterlife—isn’t the best use of your time when you are trying to find enough to eat today But when you become more affluent thinking about the future starts to make sense and people begin to forgo immediate rewards in order to prioritize long-term goals Not coincidentally the values fostered by affluence such as self-discipline and short-term sacrifice are exactly the ones promoted by moralizing religions which emphasize selflessness and compassion Baumard says Once people’s worldly needs were met religion could afford to shift its focus away from material rewards in the present and toward spiritual rewards in the afterlife Perhaps once enough people in a given society had made the psychological shift to long-term planning moralizing religions arose to reflect those new values “Affluence changed people’s psychology and in turn it changed their religion” Baumard says To test that hypothesis Baumard and his colleagues gathered historical and archaeological data on many different societies across Eurasia in the Axial Age and tracked when and where various moralizing religions emerged Then they used that data to build a model that predicted how likely it was that a moralizing religion would appear in all sorts of different societies—big or small rich or poor primitive or politically complex It turned out that one of the best predictors of the emergence of a moralizing religion was a measure of affluence known as “energy capture” or the amount of calories available as food fuel and resources per day to each person in a given society In cultures where people had access to fewer than 20000 kilocalories a day moralizing religions almost never emerged But when societies crossed that 20000 kilocalorie threshold moralizing religions became much more likely the team reports online today in Current Biology “You need to have more in order to be able to want to have less” Baumard says Some religious studies scholars are skeptical however “It’s an interesting hypothesis” that deserves to be investigated allows Edward Slingerland a historian who studies religion in ancient China at the University of British Columbia Vancouver in Canada But when it comes to the transition from ritual religions to moralizing religions the authors drew on outdated ideas he says For example religion scholars now doubt that this change took place entirely during the narrow window of the Axial Age “In early China a lot of the moralizing stuff is arguably earlier than that” whereas in the Arabian Peninsula it didn’t appear until about the 7th century CE,com." he said. Suker. dated the cylinder to 1888 by finding several archival documents.

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