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  1. #1 Jurassic Park?!? 
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    Is it possible to create dinosaurs like its mentioned in the novel and movie 'Jurassic Park'?


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    Sure why not


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    Quote Originally Posted by doomsday2012
    Is it possible to create dinosaurs like its mentioned in the novel and movie 'Jurassic Park'?
    Not with current technology and unlikely with anything we will develop any time soon. We have, to my knowledge, never isolated so much as a single base-pair of non-avian dinosaur DNA, let alone an entire genome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomsday2012
    Is it possible to create dinosaurs like its mentioned in the novel and movie 'Jurassic Park'?
    No, because the dinosaurs in the novel and movie Jurassic park weren't real.
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    Dinosaurs are more closely related to aves than they are to reptiles? Is it not so? They are warm blooded and a group of dinosaurs called the Ornithischian dinosaurs have a similar pelvic structure to that of birds.
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    yes, your point being ? it's still a long way from reviving non-avian dinosaurs

    would you state categorically that the present day survival of mammals has any bearing on the likelihood to regenerate non-mammalian synapsids from a remnant of their DNA, should such a thing ever be discovered ?
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    There are parallels between language and genetics. We can reconstruct plausible vocabularies and grammars for long dead languages. I foresee a time when we can reconstruct a plausible suite of chromosomes for extinct lifeforms, including dinosaurs. (Personally I'd like us to start out with trilobites.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by doomsday2012
    a group of dinosaurs called the Ornithischian dinosaurs have a similar pelvic structure to that of birds.
    Interestingly it is the sauriscian dinosaurs, not the ornothiscian, which evolved into birds.

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    DNA does not preserve very well. The Jurassic Park idea was dinosaur DNA in dinosaur blood eaten by insects which became trapped in amber. Sadly that does not preserve dinosaur DNA. In fact, no undamaged dinosaur DNA has ever been discovered.

    So the short answer is no. Without undamaged DNA, we will never be able to re-make dinosaurs, and there is no indication that we will ever get such DNA.

    However, if you like to postulate a very advanced genetic science some time in the future, it is possible we may be able to make mock dinosaurs. The first synthetic organism has already been made (a simplified bacterium). It is inevitable that humans will make more complex synthetic organisms as time passes, and our genetic sciences improve. There is no reason why, some time in the future, we will not be able to make a mock dinosaur using synthetic DNA to create something that looks and acts like a dinosaur, even though it will genetically be very different.
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    First thing they will do then though is to create mock-humans, which will replace us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    First thing they will do then though is to create mock-humans, which will replace us.
    It will be like the Terminator series all over again, except for machines there will be genetically engineered humans.
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