Skip to comments.Is the Wood Recently Found on Mt. Ararat from the Ark?
Posted on 11/16/2011 7:49:05 AM PST by fishtank
From the 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 todays 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."
(Excerpt) Read more at answersingenesis.org ...
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.
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.?
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.
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).
That’s a lot of wood to carry up that mountain...
If it can't be taken literally then it's not a summary of REAL history. I would note that Jesus took Genesis literally.
She needs to get out of that limo and walk the three blocks to work.
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.
I think this story has already been debunked as a hoax, hasn’t it?
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’.
Thanks for this post! I have always been fascinated by “ark sightings”.
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!
The pellets are - what - Pre-Purina rabbit chow?
Got wood? Heck, I Woke Up With It!
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