Jarassic Park: The Dinosaurs Were Not To Blame For The Destruction Of Jurassic Park


Jarassic Park: The Dinosaurs Were Not To Blame For The Destruction of Jurassic
'Nature won't be stopped .......or blamed for what happens'(Ian Malcolm ,
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton). Jurassic Park mystifies its critique even
as it makes it; or rather, to be more precise, it offers us contradictory
messages about whom to blame for what goes wrong. Science finally takes the
blame. Near the end of the book, while the humans are fighting off the
velociraptors, Malcolm (the mathematician) delivers a long and didactic speech
about how science is to blame for messing up the world because it has no
morality; science tells us how to do things, not what things are worth doing and
why. ...

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plot of Jurassic Park is fairly simple. A Palo Alto
corporation called International Genetics Technologies, Inc. (InGen) has become
able -- through an entrepreneurial combination of audacity, technology, human
ingenuity, and fantastic outlays of capital (mostly funded by Japanese investors,
who are the only ones willing to wait years for uncertain results) -- to clone
dinosaurs from the bits of their DNA recovered from dinosaur blood inside the
bodies of insects that once bit the now-extinct animals and were then trapped
and preserved in amber for millions of years. (This is, by the way,
theoretically possible.) The project is the dream of John Hammond, a billionaire
capitalist with a passionate interest in dinosaurs, who comes across in the
novel as a bizarre combination of Ross Perot and Ronald Reagan -- part
authoritarian martinet, part dissociated and childish old man. With the
resources of his wealth and power, Hammond buys a rugged island a hundred or so
miles off the coast of ...

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