Flock of Dodos: film screening and discussion panel

14 May 2012

Randy Olsen is a filmmaker whose work addresses contemporary controversies in science, including the evolution vs. intelligent design debate that is current in the USA. His feature documentary, Flock of Dodos: the Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus uses humorous animation in addition to extensive interviews to explore how and why intelligent design has emerged and how and why debate about evolution is influenced by politics, educational policy, and scientific and popular culture.

Randy Olsen joins Sydney Ideas for a screening of Flock of Dodos and for a panel discussion and Q & A about the intelligent design debate from a range of perspectives.


  • Professor Paul Griffiths, University Professorial Research Fellow, Department of Philosophy and Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, University of Sydney and Professor of Philosophy of Science, ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter
  • Professor Ben Oldroyd, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Randy Olson, scientist-turned-filmmaker and director of Flock of Dodos
  • Dr Steven Orzack, Fresh Pond Research Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and visiting fellow at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Eastern Avenue Auditorium

Contact: Sydney Ideas

Phone: 9351 1935

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