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Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus (2006)

Filmmaker and evolutionary biologist Randy Olson tries to figure out if it is the Darwinists or Intelligent Design supporters who will become a flock of dodos.

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Credited cast:
Michael Behe ...
Intelligent Design Supporter (as Michael Behe Ph.D.)
John Calvert ...
Intelligent Design Supporter
Jack Cashill ...
Intelligent Design Supporter
Tom Givnish ...
Evolutionist
Randy Olson ...
Himself
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Erik Alden
David Bottjer ...
Evolutionist (as Dr. David Bottjer)
Carol Brown
Jeff Brown
John L. Burch
John Angus Campbell ...
Intelligent Designer (as Dr. John Angus Campbell)
Ty Carlisle
Steve Case ...
Evolutionist (as Dr. Steve Case)
Michael Donoghue ...
Evolutionist (as Dr. Michael Donoghue)
Ron Etter ...
Evolutionist
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The highly anticipated, comic and controversial feature documentary, "Flock of Dodos: the evolution-intelligent design circus," is the first feature film to take an even-handed look at the intelligent design vs. evolution clash that appeared on the covers of Time and Newsweek in 2005. Filmmaker, scientist, surfer and evolutionary biologist Dr. Randy Olson explores the controversy over the teaching of evolution and the recently developed alternative, intelligent design. Olson, a native of Kansas, visits his home state and the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, which attempted to introduce intelligent design in science classes. Olson draws on basic aspects of evolution as metaphors, including the extinct dodo, which he suggests symbolizes what happens to those unable to change with their environment. Featured are seven top advocates for intelligent design, including Dr. Michael Behe, author of "Darwin's Black Box," fourteen evolution Ph.D.'s, a poker game among eight evolutionists, a ... Written by Anonymous

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Evolutionary Ecologist, Randy Olson, tries to find out just who is the real "Flock of Dodos"

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Rated PG for some thematic elements and brief mild language
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Exposing the Dodos
5 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love science. I am not a scientist, but when it comes to books, magazines, etc., I am more likely to pick up something about science than anything else. I also love movies, so when a movie about Science comes along, I will see it.

I am not anti-religion. If it helps you get through life, then I am all for it. I prefer Effexor myself, but whatever floats your boat is OK with me as long as you don't try to teach my children your fantasies.

This is what it's all about. The fantasy of Creationism versus the facts of Evolution. This film makes it simple to understand even for the uneducated dodos that let others do their talking and thinking for them. It is even-handed and gives time to both sides of this non-debate.

The Creationists want to promote "teaching the controversy." This film is perfect for that and should be shown in all schools and all classes.


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