It was recently announced that scientists are attempting to recreate living dinosaurs here on present-day earth. An Entrepreneur report claims that researchers at Harvard and Yale's efforts have centered around reverse-evolving chickens, which are closely related into dinosaurs, back into their prehistoric ancestors through mutation.
In closely related news, those same scientists have put wooly mammoth genes into elephants to try and reintroduce the extinct pachyderms to life.
Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within the Next 5 Years http://t.co/NCHlCVx8ad by @Geoff_Weiss http://t.co/4vk36Xa13Y— Entrepreneur (@Entrepreneur) 1434472315.0
Of course, actor and pop culture icon Jeff Goldblum had a pretty strong opinion on these scientist's work:
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should... https://t.co/oBKYZ9Ilsh— Jeff Goldblum (@Jeff Goldblum) 1552143271.0
Quoting one of his own lines from the 90's mega-hit Jurassic Park, Goldblum made it clear he thought genetically engineering dinosaurs was a bad idea.
@jeffreygoldbIum Peak Twitter. https://t.co/GAOY9IxTy2— Wave Dweller (@Wave Dweller) 1552143657.0
Many on Twitter were just glad to see a real-life opportunity for Goldblum to say the line.
@jeffreygoldbIum https://t.co/ojlx05BUuX— Captain Mahvel (@Captain Mahvel) 1552174769.0
But most who thought about bringing back dinosaurs for even a second had their reservations.
@jeffreygoldbIum There are 5 movies that perfectly illustrate why this is a bad idea— Jesse Mellor (@Jesse Mellor) 1552144461.0
Agreed! https://t.co/vI8QiQCMRj— Michael Leal (@Michael Leal) 1552351401.0
@jeffreygoldbIum @AdamSinger https://t.co/JOnQmZ2AVm— Sal Castaneda (@Sal Castaneda) 1552150708.0
@jeffreygoldbIum @ScaredyCake So, the scientist are just going to skip turning humans into flies?— George Lynch (@George Lynch) 1552147788.0
The reasons to avoid modern-day dinos are pretty obvious:
@jeffreygoldbIum Man created dinosaur.... dinosaur eats man— 🎄Mea🎄 (@🎄Mea🎄) 1552143562.0
@jeffreygoldbIum https://t.co/AZSmGYMXf6— squshyturtle115 (@squshyturtle115) 1552171413.0
@jeffreygoldbIum @TheLawPanda https://t.co/uALUWInJ2c— 2020 Pac-12 Champs 🏆 (@2020 Pac-12 Champs 🏆) 1552151767.0
There was, however, one very vocal contingent of Twitter cheering on a new Jurassic Park!
@jeffreygoldbIum @Estirdalin DO IT. DON'T WIMP OUT. I WANT A T-REX ON EVERY MAIN STREET.— Melrose Dowdy (@Melrose Dowdy) 1552174768.0
@jeffreygoldbIum @gargantucast *thinks about it* YES WE DEFINITELY SHOULD!— DangerVille (@DangerVille) 1552158062.0
Maybe instead of bringing back dinosaurs we should save ourselves and the other animals living on the planet?
@jeffreygoldbIum Why focus on extinct species when we can put our time & resources toward protecting the ones still… https://t.co/bBc9l7FIAm— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril Kirshenbaum) 1552222810.0
It must have been a very special day for Goldblum when he saw what the scientists were working on.
@jeffreygoldbIum You’ve been waiting a long time to make this tweet, haven’t you, sir?— Kevin Rogers (@Kevin Rogers) 1552143514.0
@jeffreygoldbIum This is my favourite tweet. Ever.— Jebby (@Jebby) 1552224534.0
@jeffreygoldbIum @5avannah5ummer5 AND LIFE NOW IMITATES ART WOW https://t.co/vT8qgx32kq— Michael Finch (@Michael Finch) 1552143870.0
Even if the scientists quit what they're doing, it's possible we'll be seeing dinosaurs one way or another. After all, life, uh, finds a way.
@jeffreygoldbIum https://t.co/CclhtNKU8E— Jurassic World (@Jurassic World) 1552326184.0
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