Date: Around 1993
Is it really possible to clone a dinosaur?
I enjoyed "Jurassic Park" immensely! The special effects were
overwhelming! But thank goodness it is all Spielburg's magic. No, it is not
currently possible to clone a dinosaur, and the realist in me (or maybe the
skeptic) says it will not be, either. It takes a whole lot more than a few
strands of DNA to recreate life. (Also, check out the question about
mosquitos and amber for a flaw in the movie). If it is possible to clone an
entire animal from a few strands of DNA, then we would have found the key to
immortality - just keep recreating yourself from a blood sample forever! Oh,
but then, could not you make a million copies of yourself? Which one would be
you? Something to think about! But for now rest assured, T-Rex is not likely
to have you for lunch any day soon!
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