In "Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," filmmaker Randy Olson goes back to his childhood grounds in Kansas to determine who are the real dodos--advocates of intelligent design or evolutionists on the verge of media extinction.
Randy Olson, who left a job teaching science to pursue a filmmaking career, gathered his evolutionist colleagues for a game of poker, which degenerated into mud slinging against the notion of intelligent design. While the evolutionists are playing poker and calling intelligent-design proponents "yahoos" and "idiots," he turns the evolutionists into animated dodos, the extinct, flightless birds that were known for their lack of grace.
The poster advertising Olson's film. In Stony Brook, N.Y., a 500-seat auditorium was swamped for last week's screening, and guards had to lock the doors and turn away an overflow crowd. At the film's first screening, in Kansas, the post-film discussion fell into chaos.