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Holy Bob!

You wrote: 

>Why does everybody either demonize or canonize Bob Bakker?  He is just 
>another fellow paleontologist; when we overlapped as students he was 
>one of the gang, albeit energetic and entertaining.  But we are all 
>in different ways; science does not advance through hero worship.
>Scott Moody


I'm not sure "everybody" does demonize or saint the Dr. Bob.  I think 
some people have an ax to grind (real or imagined) and some are star 
struck by his seemingly ever present persona.  But some of us realize he 
is human, with all the good and bad that goes with it and like him just 
the same.  Science does not advance through hero worship.  But good will 
can do a great deal toward advancing mandkind.