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Stay informed and in the know about what is happening at The Origins Project. Visit Events to learn more about what we do, where you will find videos and materials for past events and information about how to get tickets to upcoming events. View more stories about the Origins Project on ASU News’ exclusive Origins Project feed.
What would you say to an extraterrestrial intelligent life form if you were contacted from outer space? Would you tell it about mountains, deserts, rain forests and oceans? Would you attempt to explain humankind’s efforts to create a greener planet?
Two dozen chemists, geologists, biologists, planetary scientists and physicists gathered here recently to ponder where and what Eden might have been.
Renowned scientists in fields ranging from astrobiology to genetics disputed the origin of life on Earth as we know it and the definition of life itself during a panel discussion titled "The Greate Debate: What is Life?" at Arizona State University on February 12.
ASU Origins Project Writer-in-Residence, Lucy Hawking, will be speaking at the Arizona Science Center on December 5 at 2 pm. Hawking has a knack for translating complex scientific concepts into language accessible by the general public, particularly children.
Close to 2,000 people packed Gammage Auditorium on November 6 to hear a distinguished panel of scientists and philosophers discuss whether recent advances in neuroscience and evolutionary theory have transformed the way we think about morality.
In this talk, Boyd argued that both our exceptional adaptability and our propensity for folly stem from the fact that humans, unlike any other animal, acquire important components of their behavior by observing the behavior of others.