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Origins of Deception: The Video

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Gus Holwerda, who directed the soon-to-be-released atheist documentary “The Unbelievers”, also filmed the “Origins of Deception” Great Debate in which Steve Macknik and I were thrilled to participate last October. Part of the Arizona State University Great Debates series, the Origins of Deception panel included Origins Project director and physicist Lawrence Krauss, evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers, social psychologist Carol Tavris, and magicians Jamy Ian Swiss and Joshua Jay, in addition to Steve and me.

The Origins of Deception video, now available for viewing, mixes science, magic performances, and thought provoking conversation on the “biological, behavioral, and political boundaries of deception”.

Part 1

Part 2

Susana Martinez-Conde About the Author: Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik are laboratory directors at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Follow on Twitter @illusionchasers.

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