A Mind Experiment in Reverse Evolution

Lawrence L. Lapin

Twitter: LarryLLapin

In my story, Adam… Forever, Dr. Adam Boatwright is joint professor of medicine and genetics. Like many scientists in the field, he is also interested in evolution. That seem natural, since the engine for evolution is genetic mutation. Through their lives, all biological beings experience such random changes to their DNA. Those are ordinarily of no consequence. But some mutations grant a creature’s descendants advantages, and those may experience better lives than the parents did.

When two groups of the same species are separated (perhaps, one inhabits a piece of land that breaks away from the other) the individuals will accommodate themselves to mutations a little differently. Over time, their descendants will become separate species. Brought back together, they would likely not interbreed.

Adam Boatwright likes to play out hypothetical evolutions in his head. From early childhood he has had a fascination with dinosaurs. He entertains his friends with a fantasy of how he might bring back a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Not an actual authentic T. Rex, mind you, but a replica. He would start with a chicken, changing its DNA to reverse the evolutionary process backwards, to the common ancestor of all birds. He notes that might cost billions and take centuries.

Continuing with those re-engineered animals, more DNA manipulations would bring back dinosaur-like creatures similar to the genuine and which closely agree with fossil evidence. Eventually, after spending more billions over added centuries, the team would have  fierce creatures.

Adam notes that they would be phonies, just gross approximations to a real T. Rex.


Prequel to the Adam’s Chronicles series. The story tells how geneticist and surgeon, Adam Boatwright, uses his skills to prevent his wife’s impending cancer. Adam engineers a super virus that continually generates chemicals that fight off viruses and cancer.

As a test, Adam infects himself with that mutant virus. But the side effect is prevention of aging, and he becomes virtually immortal. Convinced that long lives would destroy the human race, Adam becomes caught in a web of intrigue and conspiracy as he tries to stop profiteers from exploiting his super virus.

Find out more about my Amazon Kindle E-Book at:


(Amazon offers a free app for reading its E-Books on PCs, iPads, etc.)

The Adam’s Chronicles Series

Layout 1      Adam's New World 0616 (Small)      Adam's Tiger 0616 (Small)      Layout 1

Adam’s story is always brought up to date in fresh ways, so that books in this series may be read in any order.

The following book is the series prequel and may be read independently.


All of the above are available at Amazon as Kindle E-Books.

What Others Say About This Series

Awesome story of restoration of Earth—an epic novel, one that shall never be forgotten. Dr. Lapin is truly gifted as a story teller. … Powerful, fast page turning story. Highly recommend—Nancy of Utah, Amazon Reviewer.

Great book, it is the kind of book you can’t wait to read again—Sandra Potter, Amazon Reviewer.

I am fascinated by the quality of this book. … A wonderful blend of thrilling adventure, science fiction and romance. … It delivers on so many different levels. Well done—Dennis Waller, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer.

This story had every element … an exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. Abundance of well-illustrated scenes. … had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows … with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. … Twists and turns in this page turner … make you want to read it non-stop. … Highly recommended—Piaras, Amazon Reviewer.

Phenomenal series offers elements of the thriller, mystery, science fiction, and romance genres. Dr. Lapin’s novels are exciting, with wonderfully developed characters and situations—Jada Ryker, Top 1,000 Amazon Reviewer.

Mad scientist or brave hero? … A murder mystery, medical thriller, and science fiction novel all rolled into one. I recommend it highly—Diane Rapp, Amazon Reviewer.

A fast paced story so plausible that I had trouble figuring the line where science fact and science fiction resides. … That credibility made the debate about the desirability of immortality real instead of fantasy. … An entertaining read—Capt’n Bob, Amazon Reviewer.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *