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Flock of Dodos Filmmaker Admits Film is Wrong

John G. West
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On this episode of ID The Future we expose just one of the many falsehoods in Flock of Dodos, and report a grudging admission from the filmmaker that his film is wrong.

In the film, storyteller Randy Olson tries his best to discredit intelligent design, but he only ends up discrediting himself by showing how far he is willing to stretch the truth to hoax his audience.

Flock of Dodos makes a number of false assertions about scientists and institutions researching the theory of intelligent design. The CSC has launched a webpage,, detailing the false facts in the film.

Reminder: Darwin Day, Monday, February 12, ID The Future will podcast a special 30 minute program in honor of Darwin’s birthday. The program features two short lectures from CSC senior fellows Dr. John West and Dr. Jonathan Wells.

John G. West

Senior Fellow, Managing Director, and Vice President of Discovery Institute
Dr. John G. West is Vice President of the Seattle-based Discovery Institute and Managing Director of the Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography at Seattle Pacific University, West is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker who has written or edited 12 books, including Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society, and Walt Disney and Live Action: The Disney Studio’s Live-Action Features of the 1950s and 60s. His documentary films include Fire-Maker, Revolutionary, The War on Humans, and (most recently) Human Zoos. West holds a PhD in Government from Claremont Graduate University, and he has been interviewed by media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, Reuters, Time magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.