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Subj: Re: New banner! JURASSIC PARK is on our board background but -
Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 at 09:48:11 pm EDT (Viewed 137 times)
Reply Subj: New banner! JURASSIC PARK is on our board background but -
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 at 08:57:07 pm EDT (Viewed 185 times)



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    Were you a fan of the movie? I definitely was. Dinosaurs have always been a favorite subject of mine (as they are for many boys the world over) and whatever else you may say about this movie, it delivered dinosaurs.

I loved it. It still holds up for me. Even though there was a sci-fi premise in play, I liked that the wonder of dinosaurs was the big selling point. Part of the natural world, albeit one we've never seen. That's why I didn't like Jurassic World, because now they are making new creatures and it's just silly. Or sillier, I guess.


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    Do you find it believable that a theme park of the sort depicted in the movie would be made in our real world if dinosaur DNA were available?

I think it would present a number of problems as the other posters said. I don't think animal rights activists would be in favor of creating unnatural half-dinosaur hybrids with genetic splicing. Fans of organically grown plants aren't in favor of GMOs, right? Then the religious conservatives would dislike the idea of playing God. Like Malcolm says, when man creates dinosaurs, man destroys God.

Even if these new hybrids were confined to an island, would they interact with the sea life around it? Would they carry any diseases or bacteria in that DNA? Seems like a lot of unknowns. Some scientists would certainly jump at the chance for an experiment of this magnitude. I just think it's not the same as humans giving endangered animals a hand with breeding. The ship has sailed for dinos and anything we brought back would be something else. Would this new creation be a good thing? Who knows.

I saw an interesting episode of the 90s Outer Limits where they recovered Jesus' DNA from the Shroud of Turin and cloned him. It was mostly a religious debate. In the end I think the kid had super powers or something. They could have opened Messianic Park.


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