What do you get when you combine two visionaries with dyslexia? Answer: A Movie Box Office Blockbuster! Jurassic World just smashed lifetime box office records by taking in over 1 billion dollars in the shortest time ever.
MacArthur Genius Dinosaur Hunter and very loud and proud dyslexic Jack Horner (yay) is the man behind the Jurassic World (well, Steven Spielberg gets some credit too – but we’ll do another post for that). Check out the official trailer below, but if you haven’t seen it – Jack’s two stories of his dyslexia given at our Conference on Dyslexia and Talent.
To read more about Jack and the Science Behind Jurassic Park, visit the Smithsonian HERE.
Excerpt: “As fantastical as the Jurassic Park movies are, there’s a real scientist behind the franchise – Jack Horner, a paleontologist at Museum of the Rockies, who not only served as scientific adviser on all four films, but also helped inspire the character of Dr. Alan Grant, played by actor Sam Neill. We spoke with Horner, 68, about making dinosaurs from mosquitoes and what to expect from Jurassic World.
What’s eating that great white shark at the beginning (of the trailer)?
It’s technically not a dinosaur. It’s a marine reptile. It’s called a mosasaurus and the size of this one is a little out of proportion, but we don’t know the ultimate size of any extinct animal.
The line, “We have learned more in the past decade from genetics, than a century of digging up bones” – is that true?
That’s true. Now that we know that birds and dinosaurs are related, that birds really are dinosaurs, we have their genetics…We’re finding new specimens all over the world, we’re finding new associations of them all over the world, new nesting grounds. There are more paleontologists working right now, probably than there have ever been total together before.”
Jack Horner at Dyslexic Advantages’ Conference on Dyslexia and Talent
Listen to Fernette and Brock’s exclusive interview with Jack learning about his adventures building things in high school