Episode 8.09 Jurassic Park—Examined

Don’t go into science for the money: you will get killed by dinosaurs.

Tagged: art, ethics, reading, science, technology

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Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (and the movie!)

Show Notes

We put dinosaurs mostly in the background and talk about what Crichton really wanted to discuss: the science/industrial complex, the limits of science to interpret or re-create nature, the limits of discovery, and disciplinary power.

Things mentioned on the show

We also mentioned the famous “you didn’t stop to consider whether you should…” quote in 6.11: Very Thoughtful Ethics Dogs.

Upcoming books

Note that we’ve ended up changing plans since we recorded our Kurzweil episodes! We originally planned to read Simone Browne’s Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, but decided to talk about our “background” reading so far!

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