The Recreation of Dinosaurs– By: Madison M.

Instead of looking for dinosaur bones, how about a mosquito fossilized in gel? Believe it or not, scientists could possibly re-create dinosaurs starting with a bug. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the plant, and like today they had mosquitoes. After the Mosquitoes would suck the blood out of the host, it would hold the repulsive meal inside its stomach. Sometimes, the mosquito would die, become fossilized, and be perfectly preserved to this day. Also preserved would be its last meal. If the mosquito that is fossilized last meal had been a dinosaur, then scientists could try to re-create that species by its DNA. As scene in the movie Jurassic park, the theory could possibly work!

Many scientists have attempted this method of re-creation. There has been some limited success. DNA has been extracted and processed from
some extinct organisms. Single-celled organisms have even been reawakened from a long “sleeping” state, that doesn’t  exist in the same form in present times.

Discussion Questions:

1. Do you think it is a good idea to recreate a species that is already extinct?

2. What do you think would happen if dinosaurs were placed back on the planet?

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~ by Student Entry on June 13, 2010.

One Response to “The Recreation of Dinosaurs– By: Madison M.”

  1. 1. I don’t think that it is a good idea to recreate a species that is already extinct because it’s messing with Mother Nature. Dinosaurs are extinct, and so they should stay extinct.
    2. I think that if dinosaurs were placed back on the planet, the order of life would be messed up some how.

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