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Tue, February 12, 2013
7:00 PM

Martinos Auditorium, Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts
154 Angell Street
Providence, Rhode Island


In honor of Darwin Day, Brown University presents a screening of “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus,” followed by a panel discussion and dessert reception.

Filmmaker and former biologist Dr. Randy Olson’s documentary film probes the great communications struggle around evolution vs. intelligent design. Olson’s humorous, enlightening and sometimes sobering journey includes in-depth interviews with top experts on intelligent design, school board members, and lawyers, and footage from an evening with evolutionists who gather for a game of poker and evolution debate. “Flock of Dodos”  poses the question of, “Who are the dodos?” and lets the viewer decide. The National Review called the film “an important accomplishment,” and Smithsonian Magazine picked it for their list of, “Ten Science Movies We Loved From The 2000′s.

Panelists include:

  • Erika Edwards, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University
  • Joseph Levine, Science educator, writer, and producer
  • Ken Miller, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Brown University
  • Dov Sax, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University

Screening at 7:00 p.m.; Panel discussion at 8:30 p.m.

The event launches the series “Narrative Connections: The Award-winning Work of Scientist-Turned-Filmmaker Randy Olson February 12-14.

Series is funded through the generosity of the Wendy and James Abrams Fund for Environmental Education and hosted by Brown’s Environmental Change Initiative, Center for Environmental Studies, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geological Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, History, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities.