A true visionary, gone too soon
This is so heartbreaking! I interviewed Karen Bakker this past spring for a story about animal communication and she had such wonderful insights to share. I'm so glad I got a chance to speak with her. Here's a highlight from what we discussed, published in Science News Explores:
"Plus, [Bakker] adds, the idea of walking around with an animal translator may seem cool. But many animals might not be interested in chatting. “Why would a bat want to speak to you?” she asks. What’s interesting to her is what we can learn from how bats and other creatures talk amongst each other. We should listen to nature in order to better protect it, she argues."
I just ordered Dr. Bakker‘s book. Being a trained veterinarian, it sounds really fascinating to me, and I‘m very much looking forward to it. So sad that such a great, truly extraordinary person passed away. R.I.P.
I was at TED and adored Karen’s talk, it’s incredibly sad that she left us so early but thank you for writing this 🤍
This is a wonderful tribute to a remarkable scientist. Thank you.
deeply sorry to hear that Dr Bakker passed away. her reasearch was really motivating!
Good heavens... we've lost another great spirit. These are the people who need to stay, live long, and contribute the fruits of their brilliant minds. The heart aches reading this news.
Blessings and condolences to Karen's family and those who knew her.
Sorry for your loss Marcus.
I am sorry for her family’s, your, and the world’s loss.