Vox com has an article on the above subject by Joseph Stromberg. I now quote his article below: On June 9, 2015 the vox com


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I. rex is another example of genetic engineering gone wrong for the wrong reasons, but how far-fetched is her existence and ability? All the animals in the movie are a composite of old “original” DNA and new from other existing species like frogs to fill the gaps, just like in Jurassic Park—but apparently in this movie to imbue the recipient with specific abilities, some more hard to believe than others. The movie keeps it a secret until nearly the end just what I. rex is made of. We’re told she’s part T. rex at first, but then Dr. Wu, the lead geneticist since the beginning even in Jurassic Park, reveals cuttlefish for chromatophores and camouflage along with tree frog DNA for thermal output, explaining partly its ability to evade detection in its paddock and in subsequent attacks.

  • I. rex is another example of genetic engineering gone wrong for the wrong reasons, but how far-fetched is her existence and ability? All the animals in the movie are a composite of old “original” DNA and new from other existing species like frogs to fill the gaps, just like in Jurassic Park—but apparently in this movie to imbue the recipient with specific abilities, some more hard to believe than others. The movie keeps it a secret until nearly the end just what I. rex is made of. We’re told she’s part T. rex at first, but then Dr. Wu, the lead geneticist since the beginning even in Jurassic Park, reveals cuttlefish for chromatophores and camouflage along with tree frog DNA for thermal output, explaining partly its ability to evade detection in its paddock and in subsequent attacks.



“According to the fictional but functional Jurassic World theme park website, she is also made up of a composite of DNA from several more carnivorous dinosaurs. The source of the Godzilla-like monster's unbelievable intelligence was left a mystery until nearly the end, but when revealed, it was still a stretch, given its ability to accurately anticipate the actions of humans. Its communication abilities seem the most far-fetched as this is a multifactorial ability, and in fact, seemed to surprise those that knew about her.

  • “According to the fictional but functional Jurassic World theme park website, she is also made up of a composite of DNA from several more carnivorous dinosaurs. The source of the Godzilla-like monster's unbelievable intelligence was left a mystery until nearly the end, but when revealed, it was still a stretch, given its ability to accurately anticipate the actions of humans. Its communication abilities seem the most far-fetched as this is a multifactorial ability, and in fact, seemed to surprise those that knew about her.



“Dr. Georgia Purdom, geneticist at Answers in Genesis, and who has seen the movie, has this to say about the viability of their proposed techniques:

  • “Dr. Georgia Purdom, geneticist at Answers in Genesis, and who has seen the movie, has this to say about the viability of their proposed techniques:

  • “They treat the genome like a genetic “smorgasbord” in which you can just pick and choose the traits you want from one organism and splice them into the genome of another organism. The genomes of living organisms are extremely complex with nearly all of the human genome (and very likely this applies to other living things as well) considered functional with very little of the genome being non-functional “junk” DNA. By inserting large genetic regions for traits such as communication and intellect, unimaginable damage would likely occur as the base T. rex genome is interrupted. Not to mention that epigenetic markers (chemical markers on DNA that regulate it) would very likely be incorrect.



What Did We Learn?

  • What Did We Learn?

  • “One of the “bad guys”—a military antagonist who is all for a violent super-beast to use for warfare—had one of the most relevant lines of the movie shortly before his violent death: “Millions of years of evolution and what’d we learn?” He seemed to mean that humans should benefit from exploring—without limit—the options available to us in genetic engineering. Apart from the “millions of years” line, we would see this as the opposite: given man’s history, which is the entire history of the world, what’ve we learned? Man is prideful and rebellious against his Creator and easily corrupted by power. While genetic engineering can be beneficial, reckless use has already led to horrors including human-animal hybrids.3 Lack of restraint has already been demonstrated, regardless of the unlikeliness of the monsters of this movie.



“The movie has a clear bent to treating the dinosaurs as if they are of equal value to humans. Given recent attempted legislation for things like chimp rights,4 this is not too far off base, all while ironically ignoring human embryos’ rights. Additionally, bonds between humans and the dinosaurs in the movie—particularly the raptors—seemed a bit forced, yet tenuous. Owen’s connection to the raptors via imprinting insinuates a connection between dinosaurs and birds, although that is not a huge factor in the movie5—in fact the movie has been criticized for its lack of feathers on the dinosaurs.

  • “The movie has a clear bent to treating the dinosaurs as if they are of equal value to humans. Given recent attempted legislation for things like chimp rights,4 this is not too far off base, all while ironically ignoring human embryos’ rights. Additionally, bonds between humans and the dinosaurs in the movie—particularly the raptors—seemed a bit forced, yet tenuous. Owen’s connection to the raptors via imprinting insinuates a connection between dinosaurs and birds, although that is not a huge factor in the movie5—in fact the movie has been criticized for its lack of feathers on the dinosaurs.




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