Darwin National Day: February 12, with New Docu, Flock the Dots: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus

Charles Darwin and his birthday are about to attain national prominence like never before. More than 30 cities will celebrate National Darwin Day on and around February 12, 2007 (Darwins birthday) with screenings and panel discussions at some of the most prestigious museums and theater houses.

The event will also see the debut of the the critically acclaimed documentary, Flock the Dots: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus.

The highlight of the national movement is the celebration in Kansas, the epicenter of recent evolution conflicts, saluting the actions of the new pro-evolution Kansas School board. On February 13 it will become the first school board in US history to overturn intelligent design standards established by the previous board.

The Kansas event will include a Dodos screening underscoring the local victory celebration hosted by The University of Kansas Natural History Museum with a Rocky Horror-style costume contest where the audience will be encouraged to come dressed as Charles Darwin, a dodo or Muffy Moose, the star of the film.

Originally invited to showcase at the Tribeca Film Festival, FLOCK OF DODOS played to sold-out audiences and was critically acclaimed. This year Flock of Dodos will provide the highest profile activity for Darwin Day celebrations across the country. Some of the highlights will include appearances by filmmaker Randy Olson, Muffy Moose, 3 live dodos and, if luck has it, Charles Darwin.

Cities featuring National Darwin Day events and screenings of the film include New York, Washington, DC, Chicago and virtually every major city around the country. Prominent venues include the American Cinematheque/Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Bostons Museum of Fine Arts, Seattles Pacific Science Center, among many others.

The film has won praise from major academics including Harvard University evolutionary psychologist, Dr. Steven Pinker who said, its great fun to watch and scientists would do well to look into the mirror it holds up.