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RE: Meeting Dr Bakker

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

Scott Moody
>From: dinosaur
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Meeting Dr Bakker
Date: Wednesday, June 07, 1995 9:38PM

Dear Jennifer --
>Tell him to keep watching! I actully bumped into him at the one
>in, believe it or not, Fresno, CA. I then made a total idiot of
>myself. Could not form a single coherent sentence. I went to his
>lecture a few days later to appoligize and get him to sign his
>book and ended up with a 5' by 4' Deinonychus drawing signed by
>him as well. Very nice man who gave a great talk.

Same thing happened to me in early 1992 when he gave a talk/demo
in South Coast Plaza on how to draw (hot-blooded) dinosaurs.  I
just couldn't any words out besides the original, "SO nice to meet
you!"  But he was very gracious and signed my copy of THE DINOSAUR
HERESIES.  He seems like a very nice man.

                        -- Dave