Praise for Jurassic Park: The Mesozoic Mystery
"Obsessed" -My cousin
“The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” -Blake Lively
“A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst of architects from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.” -Karl Marx
“We live in a society” -Ian Malcolm
INTRODUCTION: "THE WONDERS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY"
The late twentieth century has witnessed a dramatic turning point in the way in which we see the world. For example, one thing that is important is that they discovered genes. Now that genes are discovered, and as we continue to learn more and more about these little things that they discovered, the way that we see the world has become very different. In the late twentieth century, also known as the later part of the 1900s, we see things very differently.
These things that we now acknowledge in a new light, that we view through the lens of genetics, even include ourselves, each other, and humanity. For instance, if you were to see a person walking down the street, and it was the year 1845 before they discovered genes, you might have a different reaction to them than you do now. If it was the year 1845, and you saw someone walking down the street, there are a number of things that you might do to acknowledge them. You might say “Hello there, partner,” “How now, my good sir,” or something of that kind. You see, in the 1800s (also known as the 19th century) before we had all of these numerous and ever-expanding discoveries and technologies such as genes, when we looked out upon our brethren we saw them as humans; their humanity shone through their body and hit us in our eyeballs. But now, all that the human race and especially scientists and other people of that sort can see is the inherent value of nature. For example, if it was the year 1995, and you were a scientists working for a private biotechnology company and you were walking down the street and you saw someone else walking down the street, you might think to yourself: “gee, that’s a lot of genes they’ve got there,” or “I wonder if they have any genetic information that I might could profit off of.”
That, you see, is the problem with modern day science. We seek value; wealth and fame, recognition for our discoveries rather than the betterment of mankind. And this shift in thinking, this paradigm shift, you might say, is bad for three reasons that I will now list.
First, this thing, this change in the way in which we see the world, is bad because people make pointless, low-quality stuff with all this new genetic technology. For instance, one might think that it is a good idea to make, for instance, trout fish that are paler in color so that when you’re fishing you can see them and you can fish better and more efficiently for these trout fish. And this would be really bad but they would also get money probably.
The second bad reason (that was the first one) is that people might use all of this new technology to make dinosaurs which would not go very well, I think. A company might do this, like International Genetics, for instance. This actually did happen actually a couple years back, and quite some people died from the dinosaurs, and also many moral and ethical dilemmas arose. And even after these dinosaur islands (Isla Nublar and the other one) were destroyed, these issues did not go away and were not resolved. Fortunately, the survivors of this final incident were willing to tell their story.