Great Debate: Origins of Deception
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Great Debate: Origins of Deception

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:00pm
Robert Trivers, Carol Tavris, Stephen Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Jamy Ian Swiss, Joshua Jay and Lawrence Krauss

Why is deception such an essential part of the human condition?  What evolutionary purpose does it fulfill?  How can we recognize it on an individual level, and overcome it on a societal level in a modern democracy?

Join an exciting panel of scientists and public intellectuals including influential evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, notable social psychologist Carol Tavris, accomplished neurobiologists and laboratory directors at Barrow Neurological Institute Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, acclaimed magicians Jamy Ian Swiss and Joshua Jay, and Origins Project director and moderator Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the biological, behavioral, and political boundaries of this controversial issue.

The evening will kick off with an exciting magic show from world renowned magicians Joshua Jay and Jamy Ian Swiss. There will be a book signing immediately following the event. For the latest updates on the event and more information from our panelists follow us on Twitter @asuOrigins. You can also follow Stephen Macknik @SleightsofMind, Jamy Ian Swiss @JamyIanSwiss, Joshua Jay @JoshuaJayMagic and Lawrence Krauss @LKrauss1.

Students $4 plus fees (from ASU Gammage Box Office only)
General $8 plus fees (from ASU Gammage Box Office and

This will be a ticketed event. Tickets will be available in September. Information will be posted on this webpage as well as as well as Facebook/ASUOriginsProject and Twitter @asuORIGINS. Contact with questions.

*All events and panelists are subject to change without notice.