Great Debate: Origins of Deception
Great Debate: Origins of Deception
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:00pm

You can watch Great Debate Deception: An Evening of Magic and Illumination on YouTube.

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?

7pm Saturday, October 20, 2012 - ASU Gammage Auditorium

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

Tickets now on sale!

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.