How the first Jurassic Park renewed interest in dinosaurs

There used to be a time wherein the dinosaurs were considered as sluggish and boring. Studying dinosaurs was an idea that sometimes incited humor. It was then in the 1960s and 1970s that interest in dinosaurs came to fore. The Jurassic Park is 93’ movie based on a Michael Crichton novel by the same name.

Most Millenials would find it hard to believe that 25 years have passed since Jurassic Park was first released. Millions of people flocked to the theatres to see the movie and swooned over probably the very first high-tech depiction of dinosaurs.

It was back on 11th July 2013 that the movie had premiered. The legacy that the movie leaves behind is memorable and lays an impact on science and arts. 

The movie portrays that the dinosaur paleontology has undergone a magnanimous revolution. The scientists hence decide to present the dinosaurs as intelligible and active animal species before the public.

The concept amused moviegoers tremendously. They were then inclined to know more about the real thing. A few of the experts have the opinion that the movie and the public interest it had garnered laid an influence over dinosaur paleontology itself. In 2013, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology presented Steven Spielberg, the director of The Jurassic Park with an award, recognizing the contribution that the movie had over the field.

The movie turned into a series that captures audiences’ imagination to date. 25 years following the release of the movie, the fifth movie of the series, ‘Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom’ was released on 22nd July 2018.

For a section of the moviegoers, the impact that the movie had was very personal. A few of the paleontologists have the opinion that the movie inspired them to take up paleontology. It is even said to have had an impact on a few of the research topics.

Research over dinosaurs has gathered momentum following the release of the movie. The 25 years that have followed after the release of the movie will go down in history as the golden age of dinosaur research. 50 new dinosaur species have been discovered each year, following the movie’s release.

Renewed social confidence and more fun outdoor come by as natural effects of a facelift.

What Wiped Out the Dinasaurs and Is Global Warming a Future Threat

Our human planet has harboured life before – an entire ecosystem of animals that are now no longer. While some remnants of the prehistoric period exist – like for example the alligator and other sea based creatures – everything above land had been wiped out in what was believed to be a meteor.

As we look back at this extinct gene line we must ask ourselves if perhaps global warming could be the next thing that wipes out the human race.

To say that global warming – something much slower moving than an asteroid – could result in the death of humanity may seem to be alarmist – however there is evidence to suggest this is not too far of – evidence in the form of previous ecological man made disasters that ended up wiping out an entire civilization.

These situations can be found in smaller test situations – like for example there is a theory that there were many communities in the past that went extinct – who lived on islands – because they chopped down all the trees. By doing this various birds would not flock and have kids there – and it would disrupt the fauna in many other ways. In the end it proved fatal for the community.

What’s worse is that the deforestation was not done as a matter of necessity but rather due to greed – as the villagers wanted to build monuments to their Gods and themselves. The industry of lumber cutting went unabated with extremely horrible circumstances and much suffering.

So we must ask ourselves if now we are doing this on a global scale – as communication increases – and we can communicate with each other extremely quickly – we must see our growth and understand that we are one community – a global community – and perhaps it is now the time to come together and work to fix this potential calamity.

Just remember the village that was going extinct did not know – and could not comprehend that the deforestation would lead to their demise – the difference with us is that we know and understand – our scientists have done the research – and we know what is happening.

If as humanity we choose to not take a step – all paleontological figures like me can only say – to some extent – that we deserved what we got.

It’s best that you see the world before global warming becomes an issue – and we recommend perhaps some small group tours europe.