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Noah's Ark Discovered ... Again and Again
Skeptical Inquirer ^ | 9-5-06 | Benjamin Radford

Posted on 09/05/2006 10:47:39 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser

In this world there are things that seem on the verge of being discovered every so often, yet never quite materialize. The "Lost City" of Atlantis, for example, has been "found" at least a half dozen times. One researcher is pretty sure it is in Bolivia; another says it is Antarctica; a third claims that Bimini beachrock may be from the lost civilization. So it is with Noah's Ark. The difference is, of course, that the implications of Noah's Ark actually being found extend far beyond archaeology. The weight of all the paired animals in the world is nothing compared to the religious freight that the Ark carries. The Ark story is scientifically implausible; there simply wouldn't be enough space on the boat to accommodate two of every living animal (including dinosaurs), along with the food and water necessary to keep them alive. Furthermore, constructing a vessel of that scale would take hundreds of workers months to complete.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dontfeedthetrolls; fables; isthistrollbadsanta; noahsark; trollthread; whatever
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A good article, lots of scammers out there "discovering" the ark again and again. There is no ark, it was just a story used to teach people.
1 posted on 09/05/2006 10:47:40 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser
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To: Central Scrutiniser
The Ark story is scientifically implausible; there simply wouldn't be enough space on the boat to accommodate two of every living animal (including dinosaurs)

I'm not going to stake out much of a position here, but I will point out that I don't think ANYONE proposes that Noah took dinosaurs on the Ark.

2 posted on 09/05/2006 10:50:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

Actually, if you read the 'story', there were more than two of each species on the Ark.

If you are gonna be a skeptical critic, at least be an accurate one. ;-p


3 posted on 09/05/2006 10:50:33 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

BTW, were you a central scrutinizer in the SCCA?


4 posted on 09/05/2006 10:51:16 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Central Scrutiniser
It's buried in a cornfield out near Amarillo. Parts of its ribbing are sticking out of the ground.


5 posted on 09/05/2006 10:52:08 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The California Republican Party needs Arnold the way a drowning man needs an anvil.)
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To: Blueflag

I still want to know how all the animals walked back to all the corners of the earth after the flood, without eating as the flood wiped everything out. And why there are no fossils of the species all over the world as they made their way back?

Wait, I have an answer "A miracle!"

LOL


6 posted on 09/05/2006 10:52:21 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (I was in the house when the house burnt down.)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

A good article, lots of scammers out there "discovering" the ark again and again. There is no ark, it was just a story used to teach people.

Noah's, Ark. You sure it's not a town in Arkansaw? What's the zip code?


7 posted on 09/05/2006 10:52:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar ((Democrats have never found a fight they couldn't run from...Ann Coulter))
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To: Blueflag

what is a SCCA?


8 posted on 09/05/2006 10:52:44 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (I was in the house when the house burnt down.)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

I'm impressed! You have the correct answer indeed. It was a miracle. That is the point.


9 posted on 09/05/2006 10:53:42 AM PDT by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el inglÚs)
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That was a joke, the history of earth is not ruled by fables and miracles, every animal on earth did not descend from its ancestors on an ark.

If you feel they did, that is fine, but you have to prove it.


10 posted on 09/05/2006 10:55:23 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (I was in the house when the house burnt down.)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

There is no ark because if they were smart, they disassembled it for parts, or at least heating fuel.


11 posted on 09/05/2006 10:56:43 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: Central Scrutiniser
It was a memnonic structure which people could use to remember vast numbers of stories ~ about animals, about relationships, about morality, and so on.

See: Memory Palace. The Garden of Eden is a similar device for recalling necessary information about plants.

12 posted on 09/05/2006 10:57:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Au contraire, the history of earth IS ruled by fables and miracles, be they religious in nature or scientific. Truly even in this day we know so very little.
13 posted on 09/05/2006 10:58:45 AM PDT by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
You sure it's not a town in Arkansaw? What's the zip code?

Do you know how long ago the postal official abbreviation for states because two letters?
You're seriesly dating yourself.

14 posted on 09/05/2006 11:00:17 AM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Sports Car Club of America. At the end of the race (and before the race) winners' vehicles were "tech'd" by "scrutineers". Generally this meant your race car, blueprinted and assembled to excting torgues and aligments, were handed back to you mostly disassembled -- as either having passed or failed "tech".

At the time I raced, most of the vehicles were British by heritage, and we called the tech guys 'scrutinisers'.

I thought maybe you were one of "them". ;-)

BTW, read a book entitled "The Languageof God" by Francis Collins. Dr. Francis Collins is the scientist who led the Human Genome Project. He wrote the book as a way for " a scientist to present evidence for faith." He grew up in the church, became serially a skeptic, an agnostic, and atheist and then a believer, and now a Christian ... all as he continued his study (and understanding) of the natural world.

You might smirk at Noah's experience in Genesis. But see what you think/believe after you read Collins' book.
15 posted on 09/05/2006 11:02:54 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

The pastor's sermon piss you off this weekend?


16 posted on 09/05/2006 11:04:07 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: statered

Actually, we know quite a bit, we use the scientific method to explain our world. If you think the history of the world is ruled by fables and miracles, I would advise you not to get on a boat, as you may be eaten by a dragon or fall off the edge of the world.


17 posted on 09/05/2006 11:04:10 AM PDT by Central Scrutiniser (I was in the house when the house burnt down.)
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To: Central Scrutiniser

I found the Ark while digging in my own back yard. Everyone said it was an old beer barrel, but I know better!!


18 posted on 09/05/2006 11:05:25 AM PDT by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: Central Scrutiniser
If you feel they did, that is fine, but you have to prove it.

Why?
Prove they didn't.

Wait.
How did I end up on the evo or religion forum anyway?

Never mind.

19 posted on 09/05/2006 11:08:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: statered
Au contraire, the history of earth IS ruled by fables and miracles, be they religious in nature or scientific. Truly even in this day we know so very little.

Couldn't be plainer; islam is a religion of peace...

20 posted on 09/05/2006 11:09:44 AM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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