Skip to comments.Univ. of Leicester students: Noah’s Ark would've floated w/ two each of 35,000 species of animal
Posted on 04/03/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
NOAHS 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 Noahs 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 dont 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. Were not proving that its 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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It wasn’t 2 each there were. 7 pairs of the clean animals, not just a pair
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 When a historical document is specific in its measurements, it is probably based in historical fact.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.
It’s a story, not literal truth.
Where did all this water we currently have on Earth come from?
“Its a story, not literal truth.”
ARE YOU CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR?
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.
Almost every ancient civilization or culture, even those very far removed from the Holy Land, have a flood story. You knew that, right?
“Its a story, not literal truth.”
Anyone can believe that but none can KNOW it.
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.
From hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe and oxygen, the third most common element in the universe.
How do you know that with certainty?
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
“From hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe and oxygen, the third most common element in the universe.”
What sorcery is this?!
As in the days of Noah...