Jurassic Park Pros And Cons

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In 2003, scientists accomplished a feat straight out of science fiction: the cloning of the extinct Pyrenean ibex. However, the resulting clone died soon after its birth due to a lung defect. If a clone of an extinct animal that had died out only three years beforehand could not survive, is there any possibility of a real Jurassic Park? Because no dinosaurs are around to produce offspring, cloning is the only way to create a viable dinosaur embryo. Clones require a somatic cell nucleus and a fertilized egg cell sans nucleus. The genetic scientists in Jurassic Park obtained dinosaur DNA from blood in fossilized mosquitoes. Presumably, the genetic material came from white blood cells, considering that red blood cells have neither a nucleus nor DNA. To clone the…show more content…
If Jurassic Park is any indication, a dinosaur theme park will end in death and disaster. As the chief engineer in the movie pointed out, the park had all the same problems of a major theme park and zoo. If a lion escapes from a zoo, zookeepers are prepared to deal with the issue because zoologists understand a lot about lions. If a roller coaster malfunctions, engineers and mechanics are equipped to make repairs. If a dinosaur breaks out of an electrified pen, no one knows enough about living dinosaur behavior to do much about it. Since humans have no method of analyzing living dinosaur behavior, the first time they do so should not be in a Mesozoic Disneyland. Even before millions of people flocked to the western Costa-Rican island, the greed of a single employee led to agonizing deaths and life-threatening injuries. Jurassic Park wasn’t meant for research or education; it was meant for capital. Although the science behind the movie was sketchy to say the least, Steven Spielberg and David Koepp hit the nail on the head when portraying the dangers of bringing deadly extinct species in a capitalistic

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