Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2008 End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2008
Registration Date: Apr 28, 2008
Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2008
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Description

Asking what makes human beings unique brings to mind a seemingly endless list of attributes and activities, both positive and negative.

Self-awareness and free moral agency, speech and symbolic cognition, our nimble thumbs, conscience and the capacity to imagine: these are just a few of the traits that distinguish us from other species.

Join some of today's leading thinkers from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, including religion, psychology, biochemistry, social philosophy, humor, art and music, as they present their views on the many faces of humanness at the What Makes Us Human Conference, April 28 - 29, 2008.

Two days of panel discussions and question-and-answer opportunities will explore topics ranging from the age-old question of what sets us apart to what the future may hold for humanity.

Panelists include John Allman, Miguel Angel Corzo, Antonio Damasio, Frans de Waal, Marc Hauser, David Hulme, William Hurlbut, Donald Johanson, Christine Kenneally, Bruce Lahn, Charles Pasternak, Arnold Schwartzman, Ian Tattersall, Bruce Weber and others.

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Conference cost is $299 for two days of panel discussions and question and answer sessions. Lunch is included both days. For those interested, there is a dinner reception with the panelists for an additional cost of $50. Scholarships are available for students and teachers.