Skip to comments.Noah's Ark Discovery News Conference (in English)
Posted on 05/02/2010 7:56:48 AM PDT by FootBall
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the gist — Evangelical Christian and previously a member of this team, Dr. Randall Price, an evangelical Christian and former member of this team, is director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, wrote in a leaked email that some local Kurds “are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area... During the summer of 2009 more wood was planted inside a cave at the site. The Chinese team went in the late summer of 2009 (I was there at the time and knew about the hoax) and was shown the cave with the wood and made their film...”
Due diligence? Good grief. I'll type more slowly, perhaps that will help. I have NO IDEA about the provenance of that photograph, nor do you. I have NO IDEA what that substance is on the wall, and I suspect that a trained geologist would - at best - say that it might appear to be "fill in the blank".
Why would he qualify his statement with might appear? Because any scientist who wasn't an advocate, wouldn't be able to positively identify that rock, that wood, that rubble, without having samples of each, or other less subjective evidence.
That picture is no more proof of Noah's Arc, than a blurry, nighttime picture of distant lights might be proof of aliens on earth.
You see evidence of Noah's Arc because you want to see evidence of Noah's Arc. Psychologists have a word for this. It's called pareidolia.
Sure, those beams are clearly milled - not occurring naturally in the environment. But, without verification of that photo's provenance and in the absence of a detailed archeological survey of the beam's location along with the requisite scientific tests, that structure is just as likely to be Fred Flinstone's summer home, as it is Noah's Arc.
Three ‘ifs’ and your OUT!
"Unicorn" is an incorrect English translation of the Hebrew word "r'eym." Deut. 33:17 uses the phrase "qar'ney r'eym" or "horns of a r'eym." If r'eym is properly translated "unicorn," why would "horns" be plural? The KJV translators simply got the translation wrong.
A better translation is "wild ox" or possibly "rhinoceros."
A rhinoceros has two horns?
Some do, some only have one.
Maybe because it's more than a freaken Internet story.
My sister knows Dr. Ron Charles Historian and Archeologist who has been to the site of the Ark on more than one occasion. He has seen the same things you are seeing in these Internet videos, and much more. He and his wife stayed with my sister while they were speaking to Churches here in the Northwest on the Ark discovery and other projects throughout the world he is involved with. He is back here again in June, and my sister has invited me to listen to his lecture and maybe visit with him in person.
Well, as compelling as I'm sure that should be, you'll excuse me if I continue to be skeptical. I don't know who Dr. Charles is, nor is he mentioned during the press conference from the thread's link, but if he's connected in some way with this, and he's a legitimate, trained and recognized archeologist, I'm sure he'll be publishing his findings & data. It is from the publication process that real scientific discovery is measured and validated, not YouTube.
Until those findings and data are published, I would suggest that a HEALTHY dose of skepticism is in order. Don't take my word for it, take theirs...
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.
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