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Randy Olson

Evolution and Global Warming

CSUF Sponsors Two Films, a Lecture and Contest


The Randy Olson Experience. Olson, a former marine biologist who founded Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project, presents talk and films on global warming and the debate of evolution vs. intelligent design. Admission to the March 4-5 programs is free and open to the public.


March 4, 8:15 p.m. — “Flock of Dodos: The Evolutional-Intelligent Design Circus” screening. The film, written and directed by Olson, tackles evolution and intelligent design as a humorous documentary. Olson will lead a discussion following the screening.

March 5, 4:15 p.m. — “Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style.” Olson will deliver a lecture on his forthcoming book that draws from his own evolution from science professor to filmmaker.

March 5, 6:30 p.m. — “Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy” screening, followed by a discussion by Olson, who wrote and directed the film.


Titan Theatre in the Titan Student Union
Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92834


Olson earned his doctorate at Harvard University and was a marine biologist and tenured professor at the University of New Hampshire before resigning and moving to Hollywood, obtaining a master of fine art degree from USC and embarking on a second career as a filmmaker. He co-founded the Shifting Baselines Ocean Media Project, a partnership between scientists and Hollywood to communicate the crisis facing oceans.



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