A billboard for Kenny Ham's creationist fantasyland in Kentucky, USA was shared by Hemant Mehta on Twitter yesterday. It's an easy target, but one I can't resist. After all, while we do share some rather derpy dinosaurs in our Vintage Dinosaur Art posts, we typically try to be fair.
But we don't have to be fair to this! Click to brachio-size.
I'm pretty disappointed. I hold Hambone to a high standard, and this just doesn't cut it. I mean... the features that make Brachiosaurus recognizable as Brachiosaurus just aren't there: the distinctly macronarian noggin, the notably longer forelimbs than hindlimbs. They've given this poor beast a set of human-like teeth, and just look at those feet! Ghastly. They couldn't be bothered to look at even a poor illustration, let alone any of the decent ones that are freely available.
I mean, even this LEGO model looks pretty much like Brachiosaurus...
...as does this origami version.
For crying out loud, this is more recognizable as Brachiosaurus!
Really, I'm relieved that Hambone isn't able to hire someone with the chops to accurately illustrate Brachiosaurus.
Now, send some traffic these folks' way...
Stupid Dinosaur Lies
And if you're ever tempted to visit his little sideshow in Kentucky, be a dear and donate double the entrance fee to an organization that defends our responsibility to teach evolution in science classrooms.