The world premiere of a documentary covering a statewide controversy - the fight over evolution and intelligent design - will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday in Overland Park. The show is already sold out.
"Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus," an 84-minute documentary, will have its first screening at the Glenwood Arts Theatre, 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
The movie explores the science controversy in Kansas and Dover, Pa., between mainstream scientists and proponents of ID.
The documentary was done by Randy Olson, who grew up in Johnson County and attended Kansas University before earning a doctorate in evolutionary ecology at Harvard. He later became a filmmaker and lives in California.
Numerous Kansas officials, including some from Lawrence, are in the film.
A panel discussion with representatives from both sides will follow the movie.
Evolution in Kansas
- 6News video: Some question group's move with elections nearing (07-08-06)
- 49abcnews.com video: Discovery Institute starts ad campaign weeks before elections (07-07-06)
- 6News video: Film explores evolution circus (01-03-06)
- 6News video: Group takes shot at Mirecki through postcards (12-15-05)
- 6News video: Mirecki resigns from KU department post (12-07-05)
- Education board to revisit debate over evolution (02-11-07)
- As old board departs, new evolution stance takes shape (12-14-06)
- Biologist speaks for intelligent design (12-08-06)
- Cultures clash in Democratic primary (07-06-06)
- Education department spokesman leaves job (06-15-06)
- Evolution, religion comments put heat on department spokesman (05-26-06)
- KU profs support evolution skepticism (02-21-06)
- Science teachers pan new standards (02-14-06)
- 'Dodos' circling around I.D. (01-04-06)
- Attorneys in I.D. case spread message (01-04-06)
- Professor blasts KU, sheriff's investigation (12-10-05)
- Kansas ranks last in science (12-08-05)
- Discovery Institute
- Evolution timeline: Events related to the Kansas controversy
- U.S. District Court Ruling in Kitzmiller et al v. Dover Area School District (PDF)
- Center for Science and Culture: A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism
- Parody: Intelligent Design Society of Kansas
- Mirecki press release (.pdf)
- More evolution coverage
- LJWorld.com's Evolution in Kansas coverage