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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:51 PM
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Creationist Paleontologists Discover Dinosaur Saddle
A team of creationist paleontologists from the Discovery Institute's main field research arm announced today that they had discovered the remains of a large manmade object confirmed to be an ancient dinosaur saddle. The Discovery Institute's discovery was discovered in the remote Dusty Rivers area of southwestern Arizona. A spokesman for the paleontological team said that the dinosaur saddle provides irrefutable proof that man and dinosaurs lived simultaneously, as predicted by most creationist or "intelligent design" doctrines.

"I can't tell you how thrilled we all were to stumble upon this groundbreaking historical find," said Dr. K. Firth Booble, leader of the expedition. "We knew there had to be some evidence for man-dinosaur concurrence buried somewhere around here, but didn't think we'd discover it so quickly."

Dr. Booble, who received his doctorate in paleontology from the respected Holy Patriot! Bible University and Correspondence College of Claptrappe, Oklahoma, had embarked on the search, funded by a $2 million Discovery Institute grant, expecting to remain in the field for at least two years. The dinosaur saddle was unearthed a mere two weeks after the expedition's launch.

The stunning find, a large saddle Dr. Booble believes would have been used by early man in riding "a Velociraptor, or a small Stegosaurus" is in relatively good condition considering its age, which Dr. Booble estimates to be "between 6,000 and 6,500 years".

"We haven't yet found any human remains in the area, but that's merely a question of time," said Dr. Booble.

http://www.avantnews.com/modules/news/article.php?story...

:woohoo:
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:52 PM
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1. What would
Jesus ride?
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:58 PM
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4. Something
like this;
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:59 PM
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6. There is an old joke about what Jesus would drive.

It's so old it came out in the days when people photocopied jokes to pass around at work so I can't begin to remember it.

Yes, Virginia, there were jokes before e-mail!
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edhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:56 PM
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2. Here
Edited on Tue Nov-13-07 06:59 PM by edhopper
is an historically accurate picture.
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alstephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:56 PM
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3. Flintstones???
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cosmik debris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 06:58 PM
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5. Bullshit, that's a western saddle.
Everybody knows dinosaurs only had English saddles. :)
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Mz Pip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 07:02 PM
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7. Too funny.
Here's more from the 'article' :rofl:

<<According to Dr. Booble and the Discovery Institute, a conservative think-tank based in Seattle with affiliates operating at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., dinosaurs were expelled from the Garden of Eden for excessive flatulence and "unruly behavior" at about the same time that Adam and Eve were forced to leave as a penalty for a serpent-related "apple conspiracy". Those descendants of Adam who were not captured and eaten by some of the larger carnivores are assumed to have domesticated the less spiky and more manageable species for livestock, along with cows, chickens, goats and pigs.>>

Mz Pip
:dem:
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 07:19 PM
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8. check out the ad for the 49.3 million$ one bedroom condo...
Next to the article,noting the slogan.....This website has the GOP's number, I'd say.
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razors edge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 07:22 PM
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9. Did I ever tell yall bout the time
I broke that brontosaurs? I jumped from a tree about thirty feet in the air with my saddle between my legs, landed square on his back and pulled a rhesus monkey from my saddle bag, he ran us and slapped a bridle on old iron humps and away we went like Jesus on a rabid Raptor.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 07:45 PM
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10. Giggle.
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 07:50 PM
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11. Avant News -
where the article was found - is a site kind of like The Onion, right? That article wasn't meant to be taken seriously, was it?
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 09:28 PM
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13. No, it's satire
brilliant

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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 10:00 PM
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15. I realized it's satire
after I read the whole article, as well as others there. :7 Yes, brilliant!
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 08:17 PM
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12. actually, this is an erroneous designation ... you see, this was from an early
Republican convention ... the DNA from one of the first Republican nominees was found on the saddle, along with a strange, phallic-like object with brown stains on it (matching DNA) ...

It was found alongside a cave painting designating the very first "Contract With Jurassic Era" ... which, strangely, doesn't differ much from today's Republican platform ...
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 09:33 PM
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14. Lol!
Good stuff! :rofl:
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-13-07 10:05 PM
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16. Was it made of trilobite hides?
...or maybe coelacanth skin?
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 12:02 AM
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17. I'm really curious as to what kind of saddle would fit on a Stegosaurus.
And wouldn't you have to bob its tail, to keep the rider intact?

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-14-07 09:29 AM
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18. Clearly, you'd ride side saddle
In fact, 4 of you could probably ride side saddle. With built-in backrests. And you'd be able to talk to each other, face to face. The spikes at the rear look useful for hitching a trailer to. See - intelligent design really does work! This is the Jurassic pre-lapsarian family transport - room for Adam, Eve and little Cain and Abel when they arrive. And I think the little plates at the front are cup-holders.
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 08:02 PM
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23. Using it on a Velociraptor...
was really funny!
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pegleg Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 12:55 PM
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19. I'm a Christian like many others here and stuff like this makes us all look like
imbeciles. Sane churches need to denounce such things
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 01:38 PM
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20. Relax, it's satire
Although a bit too close to reality for my comfort.
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pegleg Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 02:14 PM
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21. guess I should have read it more thoroughly but nothing surprises me anymore
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northernsoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 05:26 PM
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22. It's the irony-proof times we're living in, my friend
The inverse has happened to me a few times where I've read a news story that I thought was so preposterous that I assumed it was from The Onion - only to find out later it was true. What a bizarre decade this has been.
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-03-08 02:31 PM
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26. There is a law of the internet who's name I forget
That states that there is no satire of a fundamentalist church too extreme that cannot cause someone to believe it is true. I would take this as a case in point.
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moggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-03-08 03:16 PM
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27. Poe's Law n/t
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-16-07 09:42 AM
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24. "...early man used it when riding the much faster and more versatile Velociraptor."
Given that Velociraptors were about the size of modern-day turkeys, I feel sorry for 'em. :(



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bustarbusto Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-03-08 11:08 AM
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25. Sarah Palin
would almost certainly swallow this article hook, line, and sinker.

And would do her level best to ensure that America's children would do the same, poor souls.

Just a thought. (From the author of the article. A wee bit o traffic from here suddenly and unexpectedly showed up in my log files).
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-03-08 05:34 PM
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28. Giddyup!


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