I’m among those who thinks there’s some basic actual events behind the tale of Noah and the Ark — but I would be very surprised if it is found. It’s not like the Ark was some small thing, and it’s not as if no one has lived in the area during the intervening millennia, and not as if no one has ever previously looked for it. And — nothing. Hagopian claimed to have been all up inside it, but that claim never produced anything except a “replica”.
The Ark has been reported by various folks who went looking for it, and it has never been found. This particular story doesn’t have anything going for it, and has a former insider saying it’s a fake. So, it would not/will not be surprising when the story breaks down.
posted on 05/01/2010 8:04:16 AM PDT
("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
Even though David Fasold has now recanted his interpretation of what he found, it still makes more sense than a lot of other scenarios. And what it had going for it was: 1. a ship design completely unlike anything in common use now yet matching the minimalist descriptions found in Genesis, 2. a site of something really big, symmetrical, man-made, and of materials consistent with such a craft, as well as numerous drogue stones littering the area.
The funny thing is that other Ark searchers knew of this anomaly and even dynamited part of it before moving on to look for something that more clearly matched their expectations of what it had to look like, gleaned, no doubt, from their early years of Sunday school lessons with their color supplements of some bearded guy opening a hatch in a hewn timber ship to receive a white dove carrying a leafy twig in its gentle beak.
posted on 05/01/2010 8:31:54 AM PDT
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