The 1993 film Jurassic Park made millions of people around the world wonder whether it was really and truly possible to bring back dinosaurs through natural evolutionary processes or even by resurrecting them through cloning. However, scientists have since suggested that while dinosaurs evolving once again is technically possible, it probably won't be happening.
According to Live Science, Susie Maidment, a vertebrate paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum, has dispelled the idea that a mosquito trapped in amber for millions and millions of years could really create a new generation of dinosaurs, with or without a tourist park.
Maidment explained that even now scientists have recovered flies and mosquitos that existed at the same time as dinosaurs, and while amber may preserve these, the soft tissues of the insects are not saved within the amber.
"We do have mosquitos and biting flies from the time of the dinosaurs, and they do preserve in amber. But when amber preserves things, it tends to preserve the husk, not the soft tissues. So, you don't get blood preserved inside mosquitos in amber."
Despite how old this may seem to many people when you consider that dinosaurs drew their final breath 66 million years ago – long after their heyday – DNA that is one-million-years-old is relatively modern in the grand scheme of things.