The Dominion of Jurassic Imagination World

The sixth movie in a series of dinosaurs running amok and killing people, Jurassic World: Dominion has people all a-twitter. Others, not so much. Perhaps its defenders like models and CGI dinosaurs. I saw the previews and the special effects, at least, are very impressive.

Some folks want a movie with accurate portrayals of the dinosaurs and so forth, but there are a few problems. One is that studio is in the entertainment business and wants to make lotsa grotzits (as evinced by the fact that this yet another sequel), not a documentary project. Worse...

Jurassic Word: Dominion has people all a-twitter for several reasons. Inaccurate dinosaur portrayals, lots of imagination, creative liberties. Sure.
...they don't know, Margo! Atheists and Darwin's disciples disprize when biblical creationists ask, "Were you there?" I saw an assertion that the Velociraptors were not only wrong in these flicks (too big, for one thing), but they were supposed to have feathers. This feathered dinosaur nonsense is based on "protofeathers" or "dino fuzz", therefore, they were on their way to becoming birds. But they don't know. Creationists maintain, though, if the Creator gave them feathers, we have no problem with that: It would not prove they evolved into birds. You savvy that, pilgrim?

Jurassic Park: Dominion is reported to used a wagon train-load of imagination and liberties. Sure, why not? Well, it would please more people if they used facts we do know in their portrayals. Or used story rescuing devices such as, oh, I dunno, contaminated DNA that made them different than expected. There, solved it for you. Send me a big check.

 It's probably better than Lightyear.

Unfortunately, in addition to unscientific portrayals by writers and such, there are several things that are also unscientific but dominate the secular science industry.

Wild imagination abounds in the new Jurassic World: Dominion movie. Even a fully-feathered dinosaur is shown swimming below the ice at one point. But this is similar to the outlandish ideas published in the world’s best paleontology journals. The movie portrays these fanciful ideas on the big screen. What you see is the prevailing view of dinosaurs in the conventional paleontological community.

The latest installment in the six-movie Jurassic Park/World series contains a lot of references to earlier movies. Many star characters from the first three movies play major roles, including Drs. Grant, Sattler, and Malcolm. And lots of new types of extinct animals are shown for the first time. Others are brought back for a final appearance, like Dilophosaurus from the first movie in the series.

To chew on the rest, see "Imaginary Dinosaur Science Runs Wild in Jurassic World: Dominion." Also of interest is "Jurassic World: Dominion Review."