Thursday, May 22, 2008

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

THE ORIGINAL (FULL-VERSION) OF THIS FILM HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM GOOGLE...PERHAPS THE WORK OF THE CREATIONISTS?

IN ANY CASE, TAKING THE FIGHT TO THE CREATIONIST MOVEMENT IS SO VERY IMPORTANT THAT COPIES OF THIS FILM WILL CONTINUE TO APPEAR ON THE WEB...EVEN IF THEY ONLY LAST A FEW WEEKS.

WITH THIS IN MIND, I HAVE EMBEDDED HERE THE LATEST SPLIT VERSION FROM YOUTUBE. I GENERALLY ONLY PUT FULL VERSION LINKS ON THIS SITE, BUT AGAIN, THIS MATERIAL IS SO IMPORTANT THAT I'LL MAKE AN EXCEPTION HERE.

SHOULD YOU FIND THESE LINKS DEAD, SIMPLY GOOGLE OR YOUTUBE THE TITLE AND I HAVE A FUNNY FEELING THAT A NEW LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE.

LONG LIVE EVOLUTION...LONG LIVE ATHEISM...DAWKINS-AKBA...DEATH TO ALL RELIGIONS!!!

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus is the first feature length documentary (85 mins) to explore the Darwin vs. intelligent design controversy. Filmmaker/evolutionary ecologist/surfer Dr. Randy Olson pokes fun at both sides of this debate and eventually uses his own mother, Muffy Moose, to make sense out of the issue that both Time and Newsweek recently featured on their covers. He travels to his home state of Kansas, the top battle ground for evolution, where he sits down with his mothers neighbor, John Calvert, one of the top lawyers backing intelligent design, for a confrontation that leaves audiences squirming in their seats.



School districts are now grappling with the new efforts to introduce intelligent design, the movement evolutionists prefer to call, creationism in a cheap tuxedo. However, Olson, in a surprising turn given his evolution background, also paints an unflattering portrait of his fellow scientists. Pulling together eight evolutionists for a night of poker, he reveals them to be arrogant, condescending, and self-certain until they eventually turn on themselves in a spat that sounds like a flock of dodos.

From the opening statistic (a pie chart in the form of an apple pie) the film provides equal amounts of laughter, guffaws, and eventually enough serious thought to prompt hours of discussion.

PART ONE



PART TWO



PART THREE



PART FOUR



PART FIVE



PART SIX



PART SEVEN



PART EIGHT



PART NINE





Buy the high-quality DVD of this documentary...



6 comments:

Scott said...

The owner of this film - Randy Olsen - clearly thinks that making money is more important than defeating the corrosive rise of creationism.

ALL copies are regularly removed from the internet by the copyright Nazis.

I would like to ask representatives of the companies responsible for violation of internet freedom to cease trying to coax me to upload a copy of this film to the web.

This site does NOT upload ANY material. We merely make use of existing material uploaded by other parties.

Randy is entitled to fair payment for his work and I strongly encourage anyone interested in this film to BUY a copy.

What I disagree with is the companies invovled in this film that are merely seeking a return on investment and have no concern for the propagation of important material like this to as many people as possible.

Oh capitalism, will you ever change? ;)

Scott (another one) said...

"trying to coax me to upload a copy of this film to the web"

Are you suggesting some sort of planned entrapment on the part of the lawyers? If so....very chilling.

At any rate, thank you for providing LINKS (are you listening bottom feeders) to so many valuable educational resources.

mitch said...

links are broken, saying the video is privatre, but i cant find out the users name to invite them as a friend so i could watch it, if you know could you ask his permission to post his username, then we could befriend him and watch the videos

Edmund said...

A search on You Tube will present this feature immediately.

I really enjoyed this production because the creationist movement was not antogonised and allowed to demostrate their flawed approach to evolution in a manner which was non-confrontationary and self evident.

The need for science (scientists) to reach out and connect with the public and share the wonders of our natural world is an important and valid conclusion of this production. Ironically this pursuit should perhaps even be considered a moral imperative.

Anonymous said...

To bad capitalism can't evolve. ;))

Anonymous said...

I want an intelligent 8 ball.