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Is the Wood Recently Found on Mt. Ararat from the Ark?
Answers in Genesis ^ | Nov. 9, 2011 | Andrew A. Snelling

Posted on 11/16/2011 7:49:05 AM PST by fishtank

From the conclusion:

"Conclusion

If the wooden remains of the Ark were to be found on Mt. Ararat, then samples of that wood would be expected to yield C-14 dates of between 20,000 years and 50,000 years, consistent with the C-14 dates of pre-Flood wood found fossilized in the geologic record of the Flood. Even though the true age of such fossilized pre-Flood wood should be only 4,500 years or so old, around the date for the biblical Flood, these grossly inflated C-14 dates obtained in conventional radiocarbon dating laboratories are due to those laboratories ignoring the very much less C-14 in the pre-Flood world compared to today’s world. But in strong contrast, the wood samples that have been claimed by a Chinese-Turkish team to have supposedly come from their discovery of the wooden remains of the Ark on Ararat have yielded C-14 dates from analyses in conventional radiocarbon laboratories ranging from recent (modern) to 6,891±4,647 years. These results are grossly short of what the C-14 dates should be for pre-Flood wood. Therefore, if we logically follow the soundest scientific inference, it must be concluded that these wood samples cannot have come from the pre-Flood wood used to build the Ark. Given the present C-14 evidence, despite the tantalizing wooden remains the Chinese-Turkish team claims to have discovered on Mt. Ararat, such artifacts CANNOT have come from the Ark. So whatever they have found, they are NOT the remains of the Ark."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ararat; archaeology; ark; belongsinreligion; creation; flood; hoax; mountararat; noah; noahsark; nonsense; notanewstopic; ntsa; nuttery; religion; turkey
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 7:49:06 AM PST by fishtank
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To: fishtank

Figure 1. One of the photos released by the discovery team of the inside of the wooden structure claimed to be part of the remains of the Ark which they found on Mt. Ararat.

2 posted on 11/16/2011 7:52:40 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank

Asked about this study Sheila Jackson Lee said “Will they putting any pieces of the Arkansas of the Gubmint on a C-14 and fly it back to the U.S.?


3 posted on 11/16/2011 7:53:48 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: fishtank

That, or Genesis may simply be a summary of real history and wasn’t meant to be taken literal.

Just throwing that out as a possibility.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 7:54:30 AM PST by Jonty30
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To: fishtank
I saw a presentation on that a while back - seemed pretty convincing.
Not that it really matters anyway - "we walk be faith and not by sight".
5 posted on 11/16/2011 7:54:43 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: fishtank

yes


6 posted on 11/16/2011 7:55:49 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: fishtank

Figure 2. The samples of white pellets, rope and wood on display at the press conference in Hong Kong on April 25, 2010, which the discovery team claimed came from the wooden remains on Mt. Ararat purported to be the Ark. (i.e., they're FAKES - fishtank's comment).

7 posted on 11/16/2011 7:56:23 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: fishtank
So.... the "grossly inflated" dates are due to scientific ignorance of C-14 levels, and the current tests range from "recent" to 6,891±4,647 years (not sure where "recent" leaves off, compared to 6891-4647 years ago), but we're "logically follow the soundest scientific inference" to say that these are NOT remains of the Ark.

Got it.

8 posted on 11/16/2011 7:58:25 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: fishtank

That’s a lot of wood to carry up that mountain...


9 posted on 11/16/2011 8:00:35 AM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Jonty30
"That, or Genesis may simply be a summary of real history and wasn’t meant to be taken literal. Just throwing that out as a possibility."

If it can't be taken literally then it's not a summary of REAL history. I would note that Jesus took Genesis literally.

10 posted on 11/16/2011 8:02:30 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Terry Mross
"Noahs' ark wood is on Mars?"


11 posted on 11/16/2011 8:04:18 AM PST by evets (beer)
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She needs to get out of that limo and walk the three blocks to work.


12 posted on 11/16/2011 8:06:04 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: fishtank

then samples of that wood would be expected to yield C-14 dates of between 20,000 years and 50,000 years, consistent with the C-14 dates of pre-Flood wood found fossilized in the geologic record of the Flood

nice straw man LOL

6,891±4,647 years ago seems more in line with when I would of expected the arc to have existed.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 8:08:06 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: fishtank

I think this story has already been debunked as a hoax, hasn’t it?


14 posted on 11/16/2011 8:08:47 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: fishtank

Got Wood?


15 posted on 11/16/2011 8:09:58 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Sounds like a statement crafted by a government committee. But with a seemingly continuous flow of these expeditions bringing back wood fragments, it should make one wonder how that wood got up there — in the neighborhood of 15,000 ft elevations, above the tree line and above the snow line. Just sayin’.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 8:10:02 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: fishtank

Thanks for this post! I have always been fascinated by “ark sightings”.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 8:10:33 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: fishtank

I have to wonder if these answers in genesis guys are really based in KY...I mean, who schedules or participates on a conference call during modern gun deer season? This is KY after all. Get your priorities right!


18 posted on 11/16/2011 8:16:28 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: fishtank

The pellets are - what - Pre-Purina rabbit chow?


19 posted on 11/16/2011 8:17:55 AM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: null and void
Got Wood?

Got wood? Heck, I Woke Up With It!

20 posted on 11/16/2011 8:18:06 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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