Giddy up! Creationist paleontologists have discovered an ancient 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….
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….
“We were going on the assumption that evidence of man’s domestication of certain dinosaurs would have called for large fences, supports for the dinosaur corrals, so that’s what we started looking for,” said Dr. Booble. “We found a number of poles buried in several feet of sand almost immediately with the help of infrared satellite photos of the area. Then we just started digging, and boom, there it was.”
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.
(Yes, it’s a parody. But you never know, do you?)