A Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

Overview

The ongoing argument about how human beings arrived on Earth is examined in this documentary. Scientist and ecologist turned filmmaker Randy Olson was born and raised in Kansas, where public schools have often been the scene of battles between advocates of intelligent design, and scientists who show evidence that supports Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Wanting to know more about both sides of the ongoing debate, Olson interviews intelligent design spokespeople including Michael Behe, Jack Cahill, and John ...
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Overview

The ongoing argument about how human beings arrived on Earth is examined in this documentary. Scientist and ecologist turned filmmaker Randy Olson was born and raised in Kansas, where public schools have often been the scene of battles between advocates of intelligent design, and scientists who show evidence that supports Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Wanting to know more about both sides of the ongoing debate, Olson interviews intelligent design spokespeople including Michael Behe, Jack Cahill, and John Calvert and lets them speak their mind while also pointing out the many holes in their argument. Olson also chats with a number of leading scientists and colleagues who explain why evolution has become accepted the world over, but as Olson notes, the pro-evolution speakers often sound smug and arrogant when they express their views, while the intelligent design advocates generally seem pleasant and polite, if more than a little misguided. So can these two sides learn to speak to one another? Can science survive its own spokespeople? And what intelligent designer would come up with the rabbit, which has to eat its own feces to digest new food? A Flock of Dodos: The Evolution -- Intelligent Design Circus received its world premier at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Special Features

Top Ten Questions; Shared Visions: A Comic Debate; Pulled Punches: Controversial Content; Vetoed Comedy: Humorous Deleted Scenes; Panel Discussion Highlights; Howard Hughes Medical Insitute Clips; Animation Outtakes; Filmmaker Biography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2007
  • UPC: 767685991633
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Source: Docurama
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,938

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randy Olson Participant
Muffy Olson Participant
Dr. Michael Behe Participant
Sue Gamble Participant
Kathy Martin Participant
John Calvert Participant
Jack Cahill Participant
Dr. David Botjer Participant
Dr. Steve Case Participant
Technical Credits
Randy Olson Director, Screenwriter
Ty Carlisle Producer
Tom Chan Co-producer, Sound/Sound Designer
Julie Janata Executive Producer
Pascal Leister Editor
Pascal Leister Editor
Ed Leydecker Co-producer
Peter Logreco Co-producer
Steven Miller Executive Producer
Jillinda Palmer Sound/Sound Designer
Amotz Plessner Score Composer
Shane Seley Camera Operator
Robin Urdang Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Flock of Dodos
1. Res Ipsa loquitur [7:17]
2. Rabbit Poop [13:00]
3. The Poker Game [4:30]
4. Welcome to Kansas [3:23]
5. Kansas School Board [9:02]
6. You're an Idiot [6:41]
7. Steve Case - "God of the Gaps" [3:22]
8. John Calvert [12:50]
9. The Discovery Institute [2:56]
10. Dover, PA [13:27]
11. Talking Points [5:05]
12. Epilogue & Credits [3:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Flock of Dodos
   Play
   Scenes
   Extras
      Bonus Films 84 Min
         Ten Questions 58 Min
            Why is This Controvery So Uniquely American? 5min
            Can a Christian Accept Biological Evolution? 9min
            Why Do People Fear Evolution? 2min
            Should the Bible Be Taught as Literally True? 4min
            Isn't it Only Fair to "Teach the Controversy?" 7min
            What is the Difference Between Creationism and Intelligent Design? 11min
            Do Intelligent Designers Practice Good Science? 2min
            What is "Irreducible Complexity"? 3min
            What is the Difference Between a "Law of Nature" and a Theory? 6min
            Has the Media Done a Good Job With This Issue? 8min
            Play All
         Pulled Punches: Outtakes 7 Min
         Vetoed Comedy 2 Min
         Panel Discussion 8 Min
         Shared Visions: Evolution and Intelligent Design Unite? 3 Min
         Howard Hughes Animation 6 Min
            Natural Selection 2min
            Sticklebacks 4min
      Filmmaker Bio
      About Docurama Films
         Credits
      Docurama Trailers
         Bob Dylan Don't Look Back
         Air Guitar Nation
         A Crude Awakening
         The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
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