Robert T. Bakker





Robert T. Bakker


Born
in Bergen County, New Jersey, The United States
March 24, 1945


Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. He attributes his interest in dinosaurs to his reading an article in the September 7, 1953 issue of Life magazine. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1963.
At Yale University, Bakker studied under John Ostrom, an early proponent of the new view of dinosaurs, and later gained a PhD at Harvard. He began by teaching anatomy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and Earth and Space Sciences, where future artist Gregory S. Paul worked and collaborated informally under his guidance. Most of his field work has been done in Wyoming, especially at Como Bluff, but he has ranged as far as Mongolia and South Africa in pursuit of dinosaur habitats.

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“I love museums more than any other institution the human race has invented. Museum people are always overworked and underpaid, and they all deserve sainthood, every one.”
Robert T. Bakker, The Great Dinosaur Debate: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction

“Inveterate creationists, then or now, never allow their faith to fall victim to facts.”
Robert T. Bakker, The Great Dinosaur Debate: New Theories Unlocking the Mystery of the Dinosaurs and Their Extinction

“The iguanodon has modest powers of self awareness. She feels happy and complacent and content. She feels efficient, in a vague "I'm doing what I should be doing and I'm doing it well" sort of way.”
Robert T. Bakker, Raptor Red

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