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  1. Hector N. Qirko (2014). Current Trends in Cultural Particularism: The Problem Does Seem to Lie With Anthropology. Topics in Cognitive Science 6 (1):155-156.
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  2. Hector N. Qirko (2009). Altruism in Suicide Terror Organizations. Zygon 44 (2):289-322.
    In recent years, much has been learned about the strategic and organizational contexts of suicide attacks. However, motivations of the agents who commit them remain difficult to explain. In part this is because standard models of social learning as well as Durkheimian notions of sacrificial behavior are inadequate in the face of the actions of human bombers. In addition, the importance of organizational structures and practices in reinforcing commitment on the part of suicide recruits is an under-explored factor in many (...)
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  3. Hector Qirko (2004). Altruistic Celibacy, Kin-Cue Manipulation, and The Development of Religious Institutions. Zygon 39 (3):681-706.
  4. Hector N. Qirko (2004). Does Commitment Theory Explain Non-Kin Altruism in Religious Contexts? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (6):746-747.
    Atran & Norenzayan (A&N) fail to address several problems with commitment theory as it relates to non-kin altruism in religious contexts. They (1) provide little support for the contention that religious sacrifices function as signals, (2) do not distinguish between religious specialists and lay believers, and (3) conflate definitions of cooperation and sacrifice.
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