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The Portal uses individual stories of meditative transformation to suggest a bigger change is possible. Supplied

The Portal review: can meditation change the world?

A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
What came first – all-seeing Gods or complex societies? God the Father and Angel, Guercino Giovan Francesco Barbieri via Wikimedia Commons

Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database

God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
As cultures evolve and societies develop, people’s change the way they think about good and evil. from shutterstock.com

Changing morals: we’re more compassionate than 100 years ago, but more judgmental too

An analysis of billions of words in the Google Books database shows the way society has valued moral principles such as compassion, respect for authority, community values and fairness over time.

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