Tuesday, July 10, 2012
"Look, Dad: The Smithsonian is using a Creation Museum dinosaur to promote its IMAX theater"
As my friend Jay Wile points out, the Smithsonian is using a Creation Museum dinosaur in one of its major marketing campaigns. The image of a dinosaur, which is the centerpiece of the marketing campaign for the Smithsonian Museum's IMAX theater, turns out to have been taken from a dinosaur model designed and built at Ken Ham's Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky.
The strange coincidence was discovered by eight year-old Hannah Lietha, who picked up a Smithsonian brochure in a Washington, D.C. hotel and pointed it out to her father, who was in the nation's capitol to man a creationist booth at a convention for public educators.
Employing the evolutionary principle that similarity implies common ancestry, the father confirmed that the image indeed derived from the Creation Museum.
It seems that atheists are just now finding out about it, and they are, as one would guess, not pleased. We wouldn't be either, if we were them. Which we aren't.