Originally Posted by Shadowknight1
I loved Sorkin. She's the reason I think that Jurassic Park might have worked as an actual biological preserve. Her idea regarding the gaps in the DNA sequence was brilliant. Sadly, the suits at InGen(I flat-out REFUSE to lay blame completely on Hammond) didn't think it was worth the time and money.
However, her nature would have ruined Jurassic Park as an attraction. Her solution for the Lysine Contingency notwithstanding, her decision to hide the Troodon brood would have screwed the park even without Nedry's meddling.
I agree with her about protecting the animals, but she completely lost it at the end.
Trouble is incompetence leads all the way to the top. Hammond was so pre-occupied on getting his flea circus working and it being aesthetically pleasing. While the board of directors and investors were so occupied in making money (remember Hammond says "this park was not built to cater only for the super rich. Everyone in the world has the right to enjoy these animals."
So I think not only from his mad dream of having a crazy version of his flea circus (but with real animals) and the drive for INGen to make money back. He was determined to get things done quickly and without much regard for the animals behaviour or biological accuracy. Or at least making Wu lead geneticist, who didn't care much for biological accuracy. He even bread *slightly* less dangerous/intelligent Raptors (it wasn't a very good attempt :P).
So Hammond's two mistakes were not keeping Nedry happy financially, and hiring Wu as lead geneticist. Even though with pressure to get things done quickly with say 85% accuracy was good enough. He also made the mistake of being swept up in showmanship rather than thinking what the implications of brining dinosaurs back to life!
PS: Does anyone else think it was cool how Sorkin had no idea how Wu created the Mosasaur, and pointed out he probably created the creature from scratch using DNA from other animals until he got it right?
But yes the board of directors are heavily to blame too as they were constancy pushing for the park to open ASAP!