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Chinese explorers stand by claim of Noah's Ark find in Turkey
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 30th, 2010 | Stephen Kurczy

Posted on 04/30/2010 3:13:27 PM PDT by FootBall

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To: Doulos1

I just found out my sister knows one of the scientist who discovered the structure, and that the structure being shown has been found some time ago but not by Chinese explorers, and it’s just now hitting the mainstream news when she learned the same montsh ago right from the source. She also said the what is being shown in the media is just part of what they found, and that the ship (and he says it most definitely is a ship) is in two separate sections as if broken in half. I called my sister tonight and learned a little more than what she wrote in the e-mail to me. Were going to talk more tomorow when I go visit with her.

My sister rights:

“This has been discovered before by my friend Dr. Ron Charles. You are seeing just a portion of it in the media. I have heard the personal stories on the discovery directly from him. Very interesting. The discovery was done by Dr. Ron Charles and his exuviating crew. I have a lot of info that I can get. He will be here in June for a few days you are welcome to come and talk with him. He will be at our church he is personal friends with my pastor, I have also had him overnight with his wife here. I have a great book from Dr Ron Charles you should read of all the discoveries he has made.
I have his wife on face book but he has to play it low key because of other things he is involved that is dangerous to be public knowledge.”


51 posted on 05/02/2010 12:16:25 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: FootBall

Obsidian is not transparent or translucent. It is shiny, and an example of a very nicely crafted hand mirror, carved of a single piece of obsidian, was excavated from a neolithic context in Anatolia, I’ll see if I can find a pic. I thought I had a scan of a B&W pic from Mellaart’s book of circa 1960. The site where it was found is Catal Huyuk, which was sacked and abandoned about 7500 BC.

Obsidian isn’t ice. That earlier picture shows ice. It also shows some rubble, which can be igneous, but in the “ark” shot is just some assorted loose rock the hoaxers tossed in.

However, some non-black obsidian that may be of interest to you:

http://www.ux1.eiu.edu/~cfjps/1300/obsidian.jpg
http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/minerals/obsidian.htm

The pyroclastic flow that covered Herculaneum (neighbor of Pompeii, but closer to the eruption) was hot enough to carbonize wood (I guess that’s obvious) and otherwise leave it unharmed. There is more than one example known of wood doors that are still operable on their hinges, yet were carbonized in 79 AD.

http://bellcurveoflife.blogspot.com/2008/11/herculaneum-house-of-wooden-partition.html


52 posted on 05/02/2010 5:43:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: colorado tanker

In the 1940s, some joker *made up* an early-20th century Russian expedition that had found and measured the Ark, in order to raise money to mount another expedition to find what the Russians had found (presumably the Russian results were said to be forgotten due to WWI and the Bolshevik massacres and takeover).

I’m not among those who think this makes Christians look foolish — I think this latest hoax makes the gullible look a little silly though. :’)


53 posted on 05/02/2010 5:49:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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IIRC, this area was at one time difficult to access because it was so close to the NATO/Warsaw Pact border, but that's no longer the case. It appears a number of expeditions have been up there in recent years.

I’m not among those who think this makes Christians look foolish — I think this latest hoax makes the gullible look a little silly though. :’)

Agreed!

54 posted on 05/03/2010 10:31:43 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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:’)


55 posted on 05/03/2010 3:44:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Here's a story about an email from a evangelical ark-hunter who says he's been to the site and the whole thing is a hoax.

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100502/christian-archaeologist-gives-insiders-look-at-ark-discovery/

56 posted on 05/03/2010 4:08:21 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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