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Trust in me?

In a harsh and selfish world, why is it that humans co-operate and trust one another? How did this evolve, and what does it mean for our society?

In a harsh and selfish world, why is it that humans co-operate and trust one another? This is one of the biggest puzzles for scientists studying human evolution, since you might think that the race to pass on our genes would have us constantly competing and double crossing one another. Instead, trust and co-operation lie at the heart of our daily lives.

Join us as evolutionary biologist Dominic Johnson and science writer Marek Kohn ask why humans live together the way we do, and what it means for our society. Would we design better institutions if we knew the scientific basis of co-operation? Could we live happier with one another if we knew how to maximise trust?

Supported by the John Templeton Foundation


Marek Kohn | talks | www
Dr Dominic Johnson | talks
Dr Bill Durodie | talks | www


Date and Time:

30 June 2008 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
020 7409 2992

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