*** BOOKS ***

Internet, Technology & Media

“Understanding Media” by Marshall McLuhan

“The Netocrats” by Alexander Bard & Jan Söderqvist

“The Inevitable” by Kevin Kelly

“Everybody Lies” by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz


“Ultra Society” by Peter Turchin

“The Evolution of Civilizations” by Carroll Quigley

“Guns, Germs & Steel” by Jared Diamond

“Brand Luther” by Andrew Pettegree


“The Social Conquest of Earth” by Edward O. Wilson

“The Sexual Cycle of Human Warfare” by Norman Walter

Sociology / Psychology

“The Righteous Mind” by Jonathan Haidt

“The Elementary Forms of Religious Life” by Emile Durkheim

“Reason and Revolution” by Herbert Marcuse

“The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” by Max Weber

“Escape from Freedom” by Erich Fromm

“Digital Libido” by Alexander Bard & Jan Söderqvist


“Agriculture as a major evolutionary transition to human ultrasociality” (Gowdy J., Krall, L., Journal of Bioeconomics, 2014)

“Eusociality: Origin and consequences” (Wilson, E. O., Hölldobler, B., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2005)

“Human Identity and the Evolution of Societies” (Moffett, M. W., Human Nature, 2013)

“The ultrasocial origin of the Anthropocene” (Gowdy, J., Krall, L., Ecological Economics, 2013)

“Hunter-Gatherers and the Origins of Religion” (Peoples, H. C., Duda, P., et al., Human Nature, 2016)

“Moralistic gods, supernatural punishment and the expansion of human sociality” (Purzycki, B. G., Apicella, C., et al., Nature, 2016)

“Religious and Sacred Imperatives in Human Conflict” (Atran, S., Ginges, J., Science, 2012)

“Ritual, emotion, and sacred symbols: The evolution of religion as an adaptive complex” (Alcorta, C. S., Sosis, R., Human Nature, 2005)

“Subsistence and the Evolution of Religion” (Peoples, H. C., Marlowe, F. W., Human Nature, 2012)

“The cognitive and evolutionary psychology of religion” (Bulbulia, J., Biology & Philosophy, 2004)

“The ecology of religious beliefs” (Botero, C. A., Gardner, B., et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014)

“The Origin and Evolution of Religious Prosociality” (Norenzayan, A., Shariff, A. F., Science, 2008)

“The Universality of Ancestor Worship” (Steadman, L. B., Palmer, C. T., et al., Ethnology, 1996)

“The Recognition Signal Hypothesis for the Adaptive Evolution of Religion: A Phylogenetic Test with Christian Denominations” (Matthews, L. J., Human Nature, 2012)