Jurassic Park Themes

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The author explores the danger of rapidly advancing technology, especially when large commercial gain is attached to the advancement. Through the voice of Ian Malcolm, the author explains science was once an industry performed out in the open, with little thought for financial gain and all the focus on the betterment of humanity. A modern shift had occurred, however, making scientific discovery less about positive advancement and more about secretive greed. The relationship between scientists and the technology they create lacks the discipline to handle it properly, the book contends, and leads to abuse of the power.

The book emphasizes that just because humans find the capability to do something – like build atomic bombs or use genetic cloning – doesn’t mean they should use the capability. Though Henry Wu is able to create the dinosaurs, he does not have the knowledge to understand how the...

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