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.

https://people.com/movies/jurassic-world-how-dinosaurs-are-making-a-real-comeback-thanks-to-science/

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……

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9 thoughts on “Jurassic Park

  1. The idea that “just because you can doesn’t mean you should” has greater application in social and political circles than it does in the world of science. It’s man’s destiny to be curious and seek the answers to expand his own universe and satisfy that curiosity. To set rules and pass laws to limit scientific exploration and research likely will never work… and hasn’t thus far. Someone somewhere will always seek to endeavor into the darkness, if not for scientific purity then most assuredly to profit because man essentially is a capitalist at heart. We find an application for the discoveries we make.. hence our ability to survive and adapt as a species.
    But as “Ian” said.. nature will find a way. The dinosaurs had their time and nature selected them to die out… which is also the destiny of man in some (hopefully) distant future. Man trying to fool Mother Nature could very likely shorten that distant future.. and not because humans might have fallen lower in the food chain to be a dino food source, but by the unexpected bio interactions to our environment in the form of disease to humans, famine from diseases introduced into the animal kingdom and plant life that affect human food supplies, etc. But man is a part of nature, having evolved himself according to nature’s grand plan of evolution and survival of the fittest. One might surmise man himself is a tool of Nature’s plan to change evolution.

  2. What was it that the Jeff Goldblum character warned about in the first movie? Something about species separated by 65 million years of evolution suddenly being thrust together?

    Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should do it.

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