Right about this time in 2007, the creationist cartoonist Johnny Hart, creator of the "The Wizard of ID" and "B.C.," passed away. While many people have placed cavemen and dinosaurs together out of ignorance or artistic laziness, Hart truly believed that his cartoon B.C. contained at least a minor reflection of reality (even if it ran against all we have learned from paleontology). That's why I have mixed feelings about plans to honor Hart by placing dinosaurs, and cavemen, around the city of Binghamton, New York.
I am glad fans of Hart's art have found a way to celebrate his work, but honestly if I passed by a sculpture of a caveman riding a dinosaur I would cringe a little. I would rather see a display of some beautifully painted feathered dinosaurs, but that might be a harder sell.