Interview With Dr Ian Malcolm Essay, Research Paper
The Lost World
Private Interview with Dr. Ian Malcolm
1. Dr. Malcolm, what is it about dinosaurs that interests you?
Well, for me it’s the primitive nature. The way they hunt, seek and kill. We have learned so much from that island about the way in which dinosaurs live together and how their behavior is so much different from what we had theorized. That is the one thing that this was so useful for. Studying ancient bones can only give you an idea on how they look and fight. Seeing them in reality lets us learn their behavior and the environmental adaptations that have occurred throughout time.
2. Why did you go back with Dr. Levine to the island, which of course you knew was inhabited by dinosaurs and very dangerous?
To begin I’d like to say I did not know the island was inhabited by dinosaurs but merely suspected the thought. I agreed to go with Dr. Levine as a safety precaution. If there were dinosaurs on the island I could help Richard setup more quickly. I also thought that if they had someone with experience with dinosaurs it would be to their advantage.
3. After the first excursion to “Jurassic Park,” the dinosaurs were destroyed, why is that?
We all had to make a choice. We agreed that silence was the best option. The evidence of there ever having been dinosaurs on the island had to be destroyed so that no one would ever know about the park. It was just too dangerous, perhaps when we have means of controlling the dinosaurs we might try to bring them back again.
4. The dinosaurs on Isla Sorna, are they still there?
Yes, we believe that this time we should be studying them instead of destroying them. We have set up a surveillance system to observe the dinosaurs for years to come. Perhaps this way we might learn about how we may protect ourselves from these creatures and perhaps about their evolution and extinction.
5. You say the dinosaurs are still alive. Are you not afraid they pose a danger to mankind?
We believe that with the surveillance of the island we can monitor their every action on the island. There is no chance of escape and therefore no chance of any danger to mankind. However if they somehow find means of escaping the island we’ll have made precautions into ensuring they will never reach land.
6. With this new breakthrough in science, do you believe there will be a need to continue researching dinosaur bones?
To be honest, no. With the actual animals living and breathing under 24 hour observations, I believe it would be as useful as examining the bones of a cat or a chicken. However, there are several dinosaurs that were not recreated such as the Pterodactyl. We will still be studying the bones of those such animals.
7. Are you and the others planning to let the public know about your secret “Lost World?”
No. If the public knew about this island they would surely gain interest. There would be those certain few who would decide to take a trip out there to see for themselves these actual breathing dinosaurs. We would make security to prevent such a thing of course but there is never a full proof way to keep the people out. If this ever got out, people would want to see it and the island would be disrupted from its natural state.
8. Do you believe there is or could be other lost worlds?
The thought of there being other lost worlds is frightening. Yes I do believe there is such a possibility. If you had asked me this a while back I would have said no. But after going to Isla Sorna there is always going to be the possibility in my mind.
9. Are you ever planning to return to Isla Sorna to see the dinosaurs one last time?
To be able to see them up close, live just another time would be most desirable. The truth is I do not think anyone will ever go back there. It is too dangerous to even try. If I could though, just to go there without any chance of danger, I would surely not miss the opportunity.
10. Do you believe it is right for humans to play god and re-create something wiped off the planet for an unknown reason?
Re-creating the dinosaurs was one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs ever. If we found someway to bring back something taken off the earth it is our right to do so. If god had wanted the dinosaurs never to return than it would have been done so. The extinction of the dinosaurs was something that no one can explain. We hope our observations can make us understand what happened and prevent it from happening again.
11. What are you going to do with the InGen technology?
We are going to gather all of InGen’s research so that no one else will find it. We will conduct studies on the information and hopefully when society is ready we would release what we know about the dinosaurs. If however, there was ever another disaster like the one at “Jurassic Park” we would be forced to destroy InGen’s work so that no one can continue it’s studies.
12. About the dinosaurs on Isla Sorna. Are there any plans to destroy them like the others?
Right now there, are no plans to destroy the dinosaurs. We plan to conduct our research for as long as possible. Until we are forced to take action on the dinosaurs, meaning that we see them as a threat, there will be no such plans made and they will go on living in isolation on Isla Sorna.
13. What will happen to BioSyn corporation?
BioSyn will deny all association with the attempt of stealing the eggs. They will claim that Dodgson, King and Baselton were doing this without BioSyn’s knowledge and will claim to have known nothing about the lost world. With no proof connecting Dodgson to BioSyn nothing at all will happen.
14. How have these experiences affected you?
I’m not sure exactly. They have made me realize how primitive nature can be and how creatures that lived so long ago are similar to us. They adapt to their environment and work together to accomplish goals. I look forward to further study these creatures with the help of Dr. Levine and Doc Thorne. Together hoping to solve some unanswered questions of the past.
15. What do you plan on doing for the rest of your life?
Right now I’m looking to take some time off and just relax. After that I’m going to dedicate my studies to the research of the dinosaurs using the camera equipment set up on the island. Hoping later to settle down with a wife and children, maybe even get a cottage to live in by the ocean. I’d love to tell them the fascinating stories of how their father was almost eaten by a Tyrannosaur.