Jurassic Park

How many times has this movie been remade?

Kinda silly that some rich dude could clone some dinosaurs for our amusement……but there is this……

Jurassic World’sthis link opens in a new tab genetically modified super-dino, the Indominus Rex, may seem like science fiction, but paleontologists and geneticists are closer than you might think to splicing dinosaurs back into existence.

But before they can recreate a terrifying, 40-foot-long killing machine (assuming they still want to after watching the movie), scientists are starting smaller – with many believing the key to bringing back dinosaurs lies in none other than the modern day chicken.

Famed paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner, who’s been a consultant on all four films and is the real-life inspiration for Jurassic Park‘s dinosaur expert Dr. Alan Grant, believes we’re (optimistically) just five years away from genetically engineering a dinosaur.


Is this really a good idea?

Did anyone see how the experiment turned out in the movies?

Again….is this really a good idea?

Maybe I have lived too long…..life imitating art……

Deep Inside!

How many have read the book…..or maybe saw the movie……starring Pat Boone……Journey To The Center Of The Earth…..written by Jules Verne?

In the story there is a huge underground sea that our heroes must traverse……of course the usual monsters and nightmares confront our heroes…..silly right?

Hold on! Maybe not so much!

In what sounds like a chapter from Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the chemical makeup of a tiny, extremely rare gemstone has made researchers think that there are oceans that exist hundreds of miles beneath the Earth.

The gemstone in question is called ringwoodite, which is created when olivine, a material that is extremely common in the mantle, is highly pressurized; when it’s exposed to less pressurized environments, it reverts into olivine. It has previously been seen in meteorites and created in a laboratory, but until now had never been found in a sample of the Earth’s mantle.

Diamond expert Graham Pearson of the University of Alberta came across a seemingly worthless, 3 millimeter piece of brown diamond that had been found in Mato Grosso, Brazil while he was researching another type of mineral. Within that diamond, he and his team found ringwoodite—and they found that roughly 1.5 percent of the ringwoodite’s weight was made up of trapped water. The findings are published in Nature.

That water had to get in there somehow, and, using analyses of its depth and its water makeup, Pearson suggests that there’s water deep beneath the Earth’s surface—a lot of it.


Once again Verne is proven to be a perceptive writer……reality invades fiction.