If creationists could spend a hundred million dollars to build a museum, why not spend the money on an experiment to prove that it was entirely possible for Noah and his family to take care of that many animal in an isolated system like the ark?
Seems pretty simple to me. Have a little less than a dozen good christian volunteers. Build a replica of the ark based on the specs from the bible. Put in it 2 animal of each "kind" and as much food and water as the replica ark could hold. Lock it up. Wait for a year and then open it up to see if anything is still alive.
PS We've been having some pretty far fetched reality tv shows lately. I'd pay real money to see such an experiment being done.
I don't particularly see this as being helpful, though. To me, it seems like the failure of the experiment would only lead people to the conclusion that Noah's Ark was miraculous.
That's the point. For years, the creos have been arguing that the flood and the noah's ark thing were not miracles and therefore should be taught in the science classroom.
I think the only way to disprove the Ark is through geological and anthropological evidence, such as Coyote continues to assert. Aside from that, no experiment is really going to have any impact on any Christians' faith or belief system, nor will really change scientists' views on the subject, so I can understand why the ID movement isn't very interested in this sort of thing.
I'd have to disagree with you here. Most christians... most people in general aren't educated enough to understand geological and anthropological evidence that you speak of. Heck, I don't understand the geological and anthropological evidence that you speak of. Geology and anthropology just ain't my thing. But an experiment in a form of a tv reality series. Now, THAT is good evidence that EVERYONE could understand.
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I vaguely remember someone on this board suggested that to solve the fresh water supply problem Noah had to drill a hole or two right below the water line. Yes, I know, only a creationist would suggest drilling a hole in your boat below the water line. Anyway, I was thinking that we could also put the replica ark on water and drill a hole or two in it right below the water line and put it on water to see how long it would stay afloat. This should be interesting.
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I'm trying to see things your way, but I can't put my head that far up my ass.
hmmm, lock 10 Christians away for a year and see if they die?
Not just 10 christians. Lock 10 christians up with 2 of every animal on Earth. I'd like to see the miracle that will keep them all alive for a year in that death trap.
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Now, don't get me wrong. Christians have been saying to me for years that it's possible for 10 people to take care of that many animal in a closed environment like the ark for a year... not to mention all the food and fresh water they're suppose to carry on that (what I would describe as) death trap to last the whole group for a year. Prove me wrong, people. Prove me wrong.