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In a light-hearted take on the culture wars, FLOCK OF DODOS tweaks egos and pokes fun at both sides in the evolution vs. intelligent design debate. Evolutionary biologist and filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson rides along with jargon-impaired scientists and jargon-rebranding intelligent designers as they engage in the comic theatrics that erupt wherever science and religion clash over the origins of life. From the shadowy, well-funded headquarters of the pro-intelligent design Discovery Institute in Seattle to the rarefied talk of Olson s science buddies around a late-night poker table, FLOCK OF DODOS lends a thoughtfully critical ear to the wonderful personalities and passions driving the Darwin wars.
By explaining the quirks of evolution with colorful visual aides while respectfully listening to people of faith, FLOCK OF DODOS is intelligently designed for popular appeal (VARIETY). And if you find it difficult to determine which side of the issue is the bigger flock of dodos, Olson offers up his 83-year-old mother, Muffy Moose, as the ultimate head dodo who provides the Rodney King perspective of can't we all just get along? This enlightened, fun film is a must-see for anyone who cares about the issues of our time.
DVD Features: Top Ten Questions; Shared Visions: A Comic Debate; Pulled Punches: Controversial Content; Vetoed Comedy: Humorous Deleted Scenes; Panel Discussion Highlights; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Clips; Animation Outtakes; Filmmaker Biography
To the filmmaker's credit, he admits within the first minutes that he is an evolutionist and doesn't believe intelligent design exists. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Conlee
This was a pathetic attempt to discredit an original and genuinely scientific hypothesis (ID). The host landed no punches on the ID theorists, perhaps only a scratch or two. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jose A. Loayza
And it was terrible!!! Not because it was the "intelligent evolutionist against Bible-thumping idiots" (I got the feeling that was what they were aiming for, though) but... Read morePublished 18 months ago by CrazyRead
Flock of Dodos is a simple movie. That is its genius. Flock of Dodos is about "Science" versus "Other." I MUST warn you, that I am an agnostic. Read morePublished 21 months ago by BobbyB
This so-called documentary wasn't even worth what I paid for it brand new, just one cent. I am also glad that I waited six years to watch it since the documentary is very insulting... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Book Hound
This is a terrific documentary about the confabulated "controversy" regarding the teaching of evolution in America's public schools. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Frank Smith
The first clue that this isn't a legitimate documentary is that it insults a group of people in its title. Read morePublished on May 19, 2013 by Phillip J. Fry