Real-Life Dino Scientist Who Inspired JURASSIC PARK Gets Familiar Warning from Jeff Goldblum

Considering the franchise has always kept one foot firmly rooted in actual science, it should come as no surprise that Jurassic Park’s Dr. Alan Grant (played by Sam Neill) is based on a real-life geneticist. Dr. Jack Horner has worked as a consultant on all of the Jurassic Park/World movies and, back in 2015, he told at Entrepreneur Magazine that his team was within half a decade from being able to resurrect extinct dinosaurs.  

Maybe Dr. Horner hasn’t seen any of the movies he consulted on, because we all know how this scenario ends—and it isn’t pretty!

Though his response may be a bit late, Jeff Goldblum weighed in on Dr. Horner’s research over the weekend. His warning may sound familiar to fans of Jurassic Park:

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should…”

The line, of course, was spoken by Goldblum when he played Dr. Ian Malcolm opposite Neill in Jurassic Park. Whether Goldblum is genuinely concerned about Dr. Horner’s research is open for debate; I’m of the opinion that the actor is having a bit of cheeky fun. Still, if there’s only a sliver of truth to what the Jurassic Park films predict could happen, it should serve as sufficient warning!

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