Jurassic Park
written by Michael Crichton & David Koepp, from the novel by Michael Crichton

Ian Malcolm: Donít you see the danger, John, in what youíre doing here? Genetic force is the most awesome power the planetís ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that found his dadís gun. Iíll tell you the problem with the scientific power that youíre using here. It didnít acquire any discipline to attain it. You read what others have done and you took the next step. You didnít earn the knowledge for yourself so therefore you donít take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could and before you even knew it you had it. You patented it and packaged it and slapped it on a plastic lunch box, and now your selling it! You wanna sell it! Well, your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could they didnít stop if they should. No, hold on John, this is not an animal wiped out by deforestation or the building of a dam. Dinosaurs had their shot and nature selected them for extinction.

Kudos and much thanks go to David for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.

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