Best Quotes by Robert T. Bakker

Fossils have richer stories to tell – about the lub-dub of dinosaur life – than we have been willing to listen to.

Robert T. Bakker

It was not an asteroid or comet, because it would have killed everything.

Robert T. Bakker

Dinosaurs are the jumper cables to the human mind. Kids can’t curb their enthusiasm when they’re in a hall of dinosaurs and mammoths and mammoth hunters and trilobites and giant fish that could chomp up a shark. These natural objects in motion and context make kids want to read; you can’t stop them from reading and thinking.

Robert T. Bakker

Feathers predate birds.

Robert T. Bakker

The evidence is overwhelming that birds are dinosaurs.

Robert T. Bakker

I’ll bet you a six-pack of Coors that pretty soon, people will be discovering Cretaceous parasites inside Cretaceous bones. The possibility of looking into epidemiology and pathology is pretty cool.

Robert T. Bakker

Birds evolved from a small raptor like theropod.

Robert T. Bakker

As an undergraduate I held many small jobs as an illustrator.

Robert T. Bakker

You could arm-wrestle with a T. rex and win, but you shouldn’t because it only makes them mad.

Robert T. Bakker

One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife.

Robert T. Bakker

I also got a chance to go to the American Museum in New York, which helped my interest.

Robert T. Bakker

The impact of the magazine was very strong. As I said, it portrayed dinosaurs as part of the geological history, part of the story of life on earth. It struck that paleontology was the career for me.

Robert T. Bakker

Also, while I was at Yale, I had a job teaching kids at the museum.

Robert T. Bakker

At Harvard I was in charge of the comparative anatomy labs.

Robert T. Bakker

Since then I have held many jobs at museums in Colorado and Wyoming. I have also taught summer courses at the University of Colorado.

Robert T. Bakker

One of my major goals is to develop a web of the small Wyoming museums and create a major museum system. There are about eight of these museums, and they are all scattered.

Robert T. Bakker

Stegosaurus was common only on well drained, dry soil.

Robert T. Bakker

I also discovered the only complete Brontosaurus skull.

Robert T. Bakker

In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded.

Robert T. Bakker

To me it seems that the warm blooded dinosaurs replaced advanced mammal ancestors that were warm blooded, also.

Robert T. Bakker

When looking at the evidence of feeding on large prey, you can see every size tooth from hatchling to adult in one spot. The babies may have been fed in the nest until they were full grown, like in eagles and hawks.

Robert T. Bakker

Land bridges were everywhere during the extinction, many species were spreading, and there were many diseases.

Robert T. Bakker

Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones.

Robert T. Bakker

I want to be the Bob DeNiro of the Jurassic.

Robert T. Bakker