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The evolution of truth

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street

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W1S 4BS

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"We, as a free people, have freely decided that we want to live in some post-truth world."1

As humankind enters the era of post-truth politics, Richard Byrne and Evan Davis discuss why people lie, and how this trait has become a global phenomenon.

Bringing together the fields of human evolution and current affairs, our expert speakers will discuss whether the ability to communicate evolved to pass on facts or to deceive, why deception is so widespread in modern public discourse, and what we can do about it.

1 Stojan Steve Tesich, The Nation, 1992


This event is part of our 'Ri Patrons present' series. With the support of the Ri Patron community, we are pleased to present this monthly series of fascinating events bringing together science and society. Following the event, Ri Patrons have the opportunity to meet the speakers and learn more about their research.

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The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted to the gallery.

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Event image: Berger et al. (2015) via eLifescience.org (L) , Cicero Moraes (Arc-Team) et alii, Wikimedia Commons (R).

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