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Dinosaurs and the Call of Paleontology (Robert Bakker)
Dinosaurs and the Call of Paleontology (Robert Bakker)
Published: 2014/03/08
Channel: UWTV
2013 St Clair County Community College STEM Conference Keynote Presentation by Dr Robert T. Bakker
2013 St Clair County Community College STEM Conference Keynote Presentation by Dr Robert T. Bakker
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: sc4library
Dr. Bob Bakker: Colorado Dinosaurs
Dr. Bob Bakker: Colorado Dinosaurs
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: Found Synergy
Thanksgiving with Dr  Bakker
Thanksgiving with Dr Bakker
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: Matthew Cuellar
Dinosaur
Dinosaur's Digestion Reveals Changing Climate
Published: 2011/01/18
Channel: LiveScience
Dinosaur Art Contest - Dr Robert T. Bakker - 2013 SC4 STEM Conference Breakout Presentation
Dinosaur Art Contest - Dr Robert T. Bakker - 2013 SC4 STEM Conference Breakout Presentation
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: sc4library
Drawing a Dinosaur with Dr. Robert T Bakker
Drawing a Dinosaur with Dr. Robert T Bakker
Published: 2008/10/01
Channel: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Tour of
Tour of 'Montana Dueling Dinosaurs' Specimens at CK Preparations.
Published: 2011/10/21
Channel: bhiadmin
YOU SHOULD BE READING: Raptor Red (1995)
YOU SHOULD BE READING: Raptor Red (1995)
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: DREAGEN
What Was Tyrannosaurus Rex Like? - #Attenborough90 - BBC
What Was Tyrannosaurus Rex Like? - #Attenborough90 - BBC
Published: 2016/05/25
Channel: BBC Earth
End of an Era
End of an Era
Published: 2014/10/29
Channel: Michael Vespia
Are Dinosaurs Kosher? Dr. Bob Bakker has the answer!
Are Dinosaurs Kosher? Dr. Bob Bakker has the answer!
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Found Synergy
Dinosaur Hunters: The Bone Wars
Dinosaur Hunters: The Bone Wars
Published: 2009/12/25
Channel: King Rose Archives
The Real Jurassic Park (Documentary) 1993
The Real Jurassic Park (Documentary) 1993
Published: 2013/01/06
Channel: jurassicoz
Dr. Robert Bakker on Tolkien, Dragons and Living Beasts
Dr. Robert Bakker on Tolkien, Dragons and Living Beasts
Published: 2013/09/09
Channel: TheOneRing
Hunting Dinosaurs with Dr. Robert Bakker
Hunting Dinosaurs with Dr. Robert Bakker
Published: 2008/12/17
Channel: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Jurassic Park on Sega Genesis Commercial w/ Robert T. Bakker
Jurassic Park on Sega Genesis Commercial w/ Robert T. Bakker
Published: 2007/04/29
Channel: TheCommercialKing
The Dawn of Ecosystems: The Texas Red Beds - Robert T. Bakker - 2013 SC4 STEM Conference
The Dawn of Ecosystems: The Texas Red Beds - Robert T. Bakker - 2013 SC4 STEM Conference
Published: 2014/10/17
Channel: sc4library
Bob Bakker lecture at HMNS Oct 30 2012
Bob Bakker lecture at HMNS Oct 30 2012
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: Linda Sternbach
Fossil vs Fantasy - LIVE with Paleontologists Dr. Robert Bakker and Matt Mossbrucker
Fossil vs Fantasy - LIVE with Paleontologists Dr. Robert Bakker and Matt Mossbrucker
Published: 2015/06/16
Channel: Meltdown Comics and Collectibles
Beyond T. REX (1 of 5)
Beyond T. REX (1 of 5)
Published: 2010/06/08
Channel: TYRANNOSAURUS REX
Robert T. Bakker
Robert T. Bakker
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: WikiWikiup
THE IDA FOSSIL
THE IDA FOSSIL
Published: 2011/04/11
Channel: mkghonima
Robert Bakker
Robert Bakker's Message to Steve 2011 09 18
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: Marjie Payne
Interview with famous paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker on SHARK WEEK
Interview with famous paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker on SHARK WEEK
Published: 2012/01/28
Channel: GoldenRabies
Dr. Robert T. Bakker speaks at SC4
Dr. Robert T. Bakker speaks at SC4's STEM conference - Erie Square Gazette
Published: 2013/11/05
Channel: Erie Square Gazette
Dr. Robert Bakker starting a Pterosaur
Dr. Robert Bakker starting a Pterosaur
Published: 2011/06/14
Channel: xtheguyx1
Dinosaur Wars: Robert Bakker
Dinosaur Wars: Robert Bakker
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: High Country News
Robert Bakker and the T-rex
Robert Bakker and the T-rex
Published: 2006/11/20
Channel: Eva Ianus
The Dinosaur Heresies...A Look Back.
The Dinosaur Heresies...A Look Back.
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: blackraptor311
The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert T. Bakker, Ph.D. (MPL Book Trailer #51)
The Dinosaur Heresies, by Robert T. Bakker, Ph.D. (MPL Book Trailer #51)
Published: 2010/06/23
Channel: Mooresville (IN) Public Library
Robert T. Bakker
Robert T. Bakker
Published: 2009/07/20
Channel: windowwalker008
Robert Bakker
Robert Bakker
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: Marjie Payne
DinoBirds
DinoBirds
Published: 2011/04/09
Channel: mkghonima
Dr. Robert Bakker - Ichthyosaur fossil
Dr. Robert Bakker - Ichthyosaur fossil
Published: 2008/10/08
Channel: TWIDTV
Was Smaug a Dinosaur? Paleontologists Respond
Was Smaug a Dinosaur? Paleontologists Respond
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: TheOneRing
Dinosaur Dig with Dr Robert Bakker VTS 01 2
Dinosaur Dig with Dr Robert Bakker VTS 01 2
Published: 2013/08/05
Channel: elsabe13
Dinosaurs of the Silver Screen (6-17-16)
Dinosaurs of the Silver Screen (6-17-16)
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Happy Hobbit
The History of Paleoart | The Soft Dinosaur Revolution
The History of Paleoart | The Soft Dinosaur Revolution
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Thagomizers
Dinosaur 13 - Trailer #1 (2014) - Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie
Dinosaur 13 - Trailer #1 (2014) - Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie
Published: 2016/02/07
Channel: 35mm
Famous Fossil "Ida" (Plate B): Analysis with Dr. Robert Bakker
Famous Fossil "Ida" (Plate B): Analysis with Dr. Robert Bakker
Published: 2009/06/15
Channel: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Mapping a Dinosaur with Dr. Bob Bakker
Mapping a Dinosaur with Dr. Bob Bakker
Published: 2008/08/15
Channel: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Histories | Stegosaurus
Histories | Stegosaurus
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Thagomizers
Leonardo
Leonardo
Published: 2011/04/05
Channel: mkghonima
Behind the Scenes with Dr. Bob Bakker
Behind the Scenes with Dr. Bob Bakker
Published: 2016/01/30
Channel: Found Synergy
Dr. Robert Bakker - Leonardo Exhibit
Dr. Robert Bakker - Leonardo Exhibit
Published: 2008/09/25
Channel: TWIDTV
The Ballad of Raptor Red
The Ballad of Raptor Red
Published: 2013/02/14
Channel: Blairaptor
Kerbal Adventures Live Stream : 042 Building the Robert T. Bakker and Raptor Red Lander
Kerbal Adventures Live Stream : 042 Building the Robert T. Bakker and Raptor Red Lander
Published: 2017/02/02
Channel: Kerbal Adventures
Tolkien, Oxford and Dinosaurs
Tolkien, Oxford and Dinosaurs
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: TheOneRing
Sega CD Jurassic Park
Sega CD Jurassic Park
Published: 2009/07/09
Channel: glitchhunter09
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Robert T. Bakker
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Robert Bakker in 2008
Born (1945-03-24) March 24, 1945 (age 72)
Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Fields Paleontology
Institutions Johns Hopkins University
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Alma mater Yale University (B.A., 1968)[1]
Harvard University (Ph.D, 1971)[1]
Doctoral advisor John Ostrom
Known for The "Dinosaur renaissance"

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American paleontologist who helped reshape modern theories about dinosaurs, particularly by adding support to the theory that some dinosaurs were endothermic (warm-blooded).[2] Along with his mentor John Ostrom, Bakker was responsible for initiating the ongoing "dinosaur renaissance" in paleontological studies, beginning with Bakker's article "Dinosaur Renaissance" in the April 1975 issue of Scientific American. His special field is the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs.

Bakker has been a major proponent of the theory that dinosaurs were "warm-blooded," smart, fast and adaptable. He published his first paper on dinosaur endothermy in 1968. His seminal work, The Dinosaur Heresies, was published in 1986. He revealed the first evidence of parental care at nesting sites for Allosaurus. Bakker was among the advisors for the film Jurassic Park and for the 1992 PBS series, The Dinosaurs!. Bakker also appeared in the Sega CD version of Jurassic Park.[3] He also observed evidence in support of Eldredge and Gould's theory of punctuated equilibrium in dinosaur populations. Bakker currently serves as the Curator of Paleontology for the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Dr. Bakker was also a guest in episode 28 of the Williams Street original Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

Biography[edit]

Robert Bakker (right) teaching at the HMNS

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.[4]

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. He also helped as an assistant at the University of Colorado.

Theories[edit]

Mounted Gorgosaurus skeleton with several bone injuries, from the "Dinosaur Mummy: CSI" exhibit at the HMNS, Bob Bakker on the right

In his 1986 work The Dinosaur Heresies, Bakker puts forth the theory that dinosaurs were warm-blooded. His evidence for this includes:

  • Almost all animals that walk upright today are warm-blooded, and dinosaurs walked upright.
  • The hearts of warm-blooded animals can pump much more effectively than the hearts of cold-blooded animals. Therefore, the giant Brachiosaurus must have had the type of heart associated with warm-blooded animals, in order to pump blood all the way up to its head.
  • Dinosaurs such as Deinonychus led a very active life, which was much more compatible with a warm-blooded animal.[5]
  • Some dinosaurs lived in northern latitudes where it would have been impossible for cold-blooded dinosaurs to keep warm.
  • The rapid rate of speciation and evolution found in dinosaurs is typical of warm blooded animals and atypical of cold blooded animals.[6]
  • The predator/prey ratio of predatory dinosaurs to their prey is a signature trait of warm-blooded predators rather than cold-blooded ones.
  • Birds are warm-blooded. Birds evolved from dinosaurs, therefore a change to a warm-blooded metabolism must have taken place at some point; there is far more change between dinosaurs and their ancestors, the archosaurs, than between dinosaurs and birds.[7]
  • Warm-blooded metabolisms are evolutionary advantages for top predators and large herbivores; if the dinosaurs had not been warm-blooded there should be fossil evidence showing mammals evolving to fill these ecological niches. No such evidence exists; in fact mammals by the end of the Cretaceous had become smaller and smaller from their mammal-like-reptile ancestors.
  • Dinosaurs grew rapidly, evidence for which can be found by observing cross-sections of their bones.[8] Warm-blooded animals grow at a similar rate.

Bakker is also a proponent of the idea that flowering plants evolved because of their interactions with dinosaurs.[9]

Writing[edit]

Bakker lecturing in 2011

His novel Raptor Red tells of a year in the life of a female Utahraptor of the lower Cretaceous. In the story, Bakker elaborates on his knowledge of the behavior of dromaeosaurids ("raptor" dinosaurs) and life at the time of their existence.

Religious beliefs[edit]

As a Pentecostal,[10] Ecumenical Christian minister, Bakker has said there is no real conflict between religion and science, and that evolution of species and geologic history is compatible with religious belief. Bakker views the Bible as an ethical and moral guide, rather than a literal timetable of events in the history of life. He has advised non-believers and creationists to read the views put forward by Saint Augustine, who argued against a literal understanding of the Book of Genesis.[11]

Fictional portrayal[edit]

The bearded paleontologist Dr. Robert Burke, who is eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex in Steven Spielberg's film The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is an affectionate caricature of Bakker. In real life, Bakker has argued for a predatory T. rex, while Bakker's rival paleontologist Jack Horner views it as primarily a scavenger. According to Horner, Spielberg wrote the character of Burke and had him killed by the T. rex as a favor for Horner. After the film came out, Bakker recognized himself in Burke, loved the caricature, and actually sent Horner a message saying, "See, I told you T. rex was a hunter!".[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Robert T. Bakker [1945]". New Netherland Institute. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hot-Blooded or Cold-Blooded??". Berkeley. 
  3. ^ "Jurassic Park (Sega CD)". Sega Visions. October 1993. p. 29. Retrieved 2016-07-22. 
  4. ^ "NJEA honors outstanding NJ public school grads" (PDF), NJEA Reporter, 51 (2), October 2007, retrieved July 9, 2008, A 1963 graduate of Ridgewood High School in Bergen County, Bakker credits the December 7, 1953 issue of Life magazine, which he unearthed at his grandfather's house, for his interest in dinosaurs. 
  5. ^ Bakker 1986, p. 98.
  6. ^ Bakker 1986, p. 395.
  7. ^ Bakker 1986, p. 298.
  8. ^ Bakker 1986, p. 347.
  9. ^ Bakker, Robert T. (17 August 1978). "Dinosaur Feeding Behaviour and the Origin of Flowering Plants". Nature. London: Macmillan. 274: 661–663. doi:10.1038/274661a0. 
  10. ^ "Creation Science Commentary Dr. Bob, The Creation Scientist!". 
  11. ^ Robert Bakker (profile), Melbourne, Australia: Evolution – The Festival, 2009, archived from the original on 2009-09-14 .
  12. ^ "Robert Bakker". CPedia. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 

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