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Univ. of Leicester students: Noah’s Ark would've floated w/ two each of 35,000 species of animal
News Corp Australia ^ | April 4, 2014

Posted on 04/03/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

NOAH’S Ark would have floated — even with two of every animal on board, physicists have determined based on the weight of the beasts and the buoyancy of the boat.

The students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester who came to this conclusion used the dimensions for the boat that were given in the Bible.

In the book of Genesis, Noah is commanded to build an ark which is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high to house himself, his family and two of every species of animal.

For the study, the students settled on a cubit being 48.2cm long and found the ark could support the weight of 2.5 million sheep. The university said that previous research suggested there were approximately 35,000 species of animals in Noah’s time.

The students said it was not clear if all the animals would actually be able to fit on board. But if they did, the boat would still float.

Student Thomas Morris, 22, said: “You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work. We’re not proving that it’s true, but the concept would definitely work.”

The full paper, The animals float two by two, hurrah!, was published in a peer-reviewed student journal.

Research lead Oliver Youle, 22, explained the science behind the study.

“Every object when immersed in a liquid has an upwards force acting against it — a buoyancy force; it also has a weight acting downwards — a downwards force, and in order for it to float, these two forces need to be equal.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bible; fauxiantrolls; godsgravesglyphs; hoax; noah; noahsark; noahsflood; ntsa; physics; rubbish; science
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1 posted on 04/03/2014 3:39:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It wasn’t 2 each there were. 7 pairs of the clean animals, not just a pair


2 posted on 04/03/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I presume they calculated this using original measurements. Remarkable that it turns out to work, but when you think about it, it shouldn’t be a surprise. When a historical document is specific in its measurements, it is probably based in historical fact. There was indeed an ark.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 3:44:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a story, not literal truth.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 3:44:32 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

Where did all this water we currently have on Earth come from?


6 posted on 04/03/2014 3:46:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: EEGator

“It’s a story, not literal truth.”

ARE YOU CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR?

Matthew 24:37-41
37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 3:50:47 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: EEGator

Almost every ancient civilization or culture, even those very far removed from the Holy Land, have a flood story. You knew that, right?


8 posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Bingo.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 3:53:02 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

Evian?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: EEGator

“It’s a story, not literal truth.”

Anyone can believe that but none can KNOW it.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Similarity of stories has nothing to do with it being true or not. Water “cleaning things away” is evident to most people in life. It makes sense to have a story using water to purify.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TalBlack

Correct.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 3:59:01 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Fungi

From hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe and oxygen, the third most common element in the universe.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 4:02:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; a man who respects it has earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: EEGator
It’s a story, not literal truth.

How do you know that with certainty?

15 posted on 04/03/2014 4:02:29 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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16 posted on 04/03/2014 4:04:33 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: EEGator

http://www.noahthemovie.com/ For your viewing pleasure.

This is a 30-minute watch and a free e-book as well.

“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires.” 2 Peter 3:3 NIV


17 posted on 04/03/2014 4:05:22 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: FatherofFive

I can’t.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 4:06:16 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“From hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe and oxygen, the third most common element in the universe.”

What sorcery is this?!


19 posted on 04/03/2014 4:09:14 PM PDT by Fuzz
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To: EEGator

EEGator,

As in the days of Noah...

http://patburt.com/


20 posted on 04/03/2014 4:10:06 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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