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In a word, No. According to this Natural History Museum fact file, Professor Jeremy Austin describes the possibility of recovering a sufficient quantity of usable DNA to recreate a dinosaur as being essentially zero. NHM: Do you think it likely that scientists will ever be able to extract enough DNA from fossilized remains to reconstruct the complete ...


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Yes, it all looks like real code. The window on the left looks like Object Pascal code for Classic Mac OS judging by: the := assignment syntax. The NEDRYLAND :MPW:Examples: (cut off) window title. MPW is Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (a Classic Mac OS development environment), the font is Chicago (the default Classic Mac OS font) and the colon-delimited ...


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This looks like Delphi (or a pascal derivative) because of the semi colons at the end of the lines and also the := assignment operator. Delphi is also a RAD language which would be good for building out their screens. Edit: Based on the related question of the system running unix, Delphi can be done on *nix Note: Object Pascal (Delphi) is generally not ...


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This was explained in the novel and was planned to be explained in the film, but the scene was cut for time. Here's a summary from /Film Trivia: Why Was the Triceratops Sick in ‘Jurassic Park’? In the film we learn that the Triceratops is getting sick every six weeks or so. Dr. Ellie Sattler first believes the culprit may be the West Indian Lilac berries ...


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The following information is based on a book i read a few years ago, which i'm pretty sure is The Science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World, Or, How to Build a Dinosaur by Rob DeSalle and David Lindley. Recovering dinosaur DNA from mosquitoes trapped in amber would be practically impossible. First of all, there's a good chance that whatever the mosquito ...


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The exact diologue is to my knowledge nowhere to be found in any of the movies. But I think in a quite changed form it is still there in the book's adaptation. In the scene in Jurassic Park where they all are dining after their first welcome to the facility and after visiting the labs, Dr. Ian Malcolm says something pretty much to the same effect: ...


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To figure out the cost of creating a dinosaur, you can extrapolate from real life. Good sir, we live in the future! Bio Arts, is one of a handful of companies that clones people's dogs. They charge a mere $150,000 to clone a dog. However, that process is much simpler than cloning an extinct animal. Any human IVF treatment has about a 34% rate of success, so ...


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The following is simply my opinion. I think that the main point here is to show that even if Hammond & C. keep saying that everything is under control, nothing actually is, and the reserchers did not think about all the problems that might arise bringing dinosaurs back on earth in a new (for them) ecosystem.



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