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Author Topic:   Creationist experiment to prove the possibility of Noah's ark
Blue Jay
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Message 7 of 115 (477440)
08-02-2008 9:32 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Taz
08-02-2008 2:42 AM


"The Real Noah's Ark"
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.

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.

Although, it would make a fun reality TV show: maybe the only one I'd ever watch beyond the first episode.


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Blue Jay
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Message 10 of 115 (477450)
08-02-2008 12:43 PM
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08-02-2008 11:22 AM


Re: "The Real Noah's Ark"
Hi, Taz.

Taz writes:

...most people in general aren't educated enough to understand geological and anthropological evidence that you speak of... But an experiment in a form of a tv reality series. Now, THAT is good evidence that EVERYONE could understand.

I guess you do have a good point: the masses could relate better to reality TV than to science (scary thought, that). Still, the people who can't understand the scientific evidence and who would rely on reality TV for "proof" are still, the way I see it, the people who are likely to shrug at the failure of the experiment and say, "Then it was a miracle." So, I'm not so certain it's important to reach them with this evidence, except in relation to popular votes and court decisions about ID in science classrooms.

Of course, the failure of your Ark experiment would be a fatal blow to Intelligent Design as a scientific endeavour. On the other hand, the success of the experiment would lend some credence to non-religious ID, so it could have interesting implications for the whole genre of creation-style sciences.


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Blue Jay
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Message 54 of 115 (549404)
03-06-2010 8:06 PM
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03-06-2010 1:26 PM


Re: Maybe They…
Hi, Manifest.

Welcome to EvC!

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Manifest writes:

You haven't even read the genesis account. No insects were brought onboard.

Gen 7:15 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.
Gen 7:22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died.

Insects have no nostrils.

You read that too fast. Read it again.

"Nostrils" was not a qualification of things brought onto the Ark; it was a description of the things that died in the Flood.

There is nothing here that says insects were not on the Ark.


-Bluejay (a.k.a. Mantis, Thylacosmilus)

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