2007-01-20

Who really is the flock of dodos?

(Original: 21/2/06)

The evolutionists? The intelligent design advocates?

Let scientist and filmmaker Randy Olson guides your through the debate in his new film: Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus.

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Wikipedia has these to say about the now extinct bird Dodo: The Dodo was entirely fearless of people, and this, in combination with its flightlessness, made it easy prey. The name dodo comes from the archaic Portuguese word doudo, meaning "simpleton", doido in modern Portuguese meaning fool or mad. ... No one took particular notice of the extinct bird, until it was featured in the Caucus race in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). With the popularity of the book, the Dodo became a household word: "as dead as a Dodo."

(Updated: 20/1/07)

"Photos" of Dodo (The New Yorker, 22/1/07)