Skip to comments.Noah’s Ark would have floated…even with 70,000 animals
Posted on 04/03/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Noahs Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated.
Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge boat, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 creatures without sinking.
A group of masters students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester University studied the exact dimensions of the Ark, set out in Genesis 6:13-22. According to The Bible, God instructed Noah to build a boat which was 300 cubits long 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits highrecommending gopher wood for the enormous lifeboat. The students averaged out the Egyptian and Hebrew cubit measurement to come up with 48.2 cm, making the Ark around 144 meters longabout 100 meters shorter than Ark Royal. Using the dimensions, the Archimedes principle of buoyancy and approximate animal weights, they were astonished to find out that the Ark would have floated.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Well, Im glad they satisfied their curiosity! I sensed the numbers were correct...
wish he would had left the mosquitos behind.
yeah What purpose Do those pesky things serve other than being PESKY?
Both sexes of those eat plant sap until it’s time for the females to lay eggs; then the females switch to blood. Only females bite for blood; the males stay vegetarian.
Amazing when liberals discover the Bible isn’t all the hocus pocus they’d like it to be.
Staple food of lots of bat species, IIRC.
If they leave the mosquitos out, I’ll go see the movie.
too much info. reaching for the DDT.
There was probably a box with the 400,000 beetle species somewhere.
God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
— Ogden Nash
I’m glad he didn’t forget about the pigs. Or we’d have no bacon today!
There’ll be green aligators and long necked geese
some humpty back camels and some chimpanzes
some rats and cats and elephants, as sure as your born
but you just won’t see no unicorns.
Can’t imagine the logistics involved in getting the wombats and platypuses on that ark, but hey, it’s in the Bible that they were there, even if not named specifically.
A Great song by The Irish Rovers!
aha I knew there had to be a good reason.
Well, when you consider the fact that Noah probably chose juvenile species rather than adult species when considering the larger mammals, it makes perfect sense.
People who question the Noah account in the Bible often picture grown animals, besides the fact that they simply disbelieve God’s Word.
I just heard a NEW AD for the stinking movie on Christian Radio....
they claim ....it has LAUDED as a great acheivement...by “noted” Christians..
they close the ad by saying that it takes liberties with the Scriptures...in a less that forthright manner
It was a simple math problem for students. It doesn’t take into account:
7 months of food
7 months of water
7 months of dung
Not a liberal or conservative issue. Based on basic math and science, the Ark is a myth. It has to have the hocus pocus part to be believable.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.