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Author Topic:   Creationist experiment to prove the possibility of Noah's ark
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Message 39 of 115 (544397)
01-25-2010 10:52 PM
Reply to: Message 38 by ZenMonkey
01-25-2010 10:06 PM


Re: Water, water everywhere!
But wasn't it raining the whole time? Couldn't they just look up, mouth agape, taking all the water the heavens had to offer? The same for the animals. In another thread, it was postulated that the ark was made of reed, so as to be porous. Then ALL the critters aboard would just look up and drink from the sky!


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Message 75 of 115 (549774)
03-10-2010 7:20 PM
Reply to: Message 72 by Jumped Up Chimpanzee
03-10-2010 10:38 AM


Re: Why even build an Ark?
I now understand the creationist argument is that Noah did not have to circumnavigate the world to find 2 of every species, but rather that God safely delivered 2 of every species to the Ark. Brilliant! I'd never have thought of doing it that way!

Doesn't that negate the entire reason for recreating the ark? Isn't the reason for doing so to show that it was physically possible? So, once you throw a 'goddidit" in there, all need for it being physically possible are moot, yes? Am I being too logical?


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Message 76 of 115 (549775)
03-10-2010 7:24 PM
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03-06-2010 10:47 AM


In fact I think in China they built an exact replica size wise of the boat so this shouldn't be hard to do.
http://www.clipsyndicate.com/...full_size_noah_s_ark_replica

Is it seaworthy? It would seem quite easy to build the thing to scale, but not put it in the water. Hell, he could have made it from cement.


"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."-Carl Sagan

"On a personal note I think he's the greatest wrestler ever. He's better than Lou Thesz, Gorgeous George -- you name it."-The Hulkster on Nature Boy Ric Flair


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Message 78 of 115 (549777)
03-10-2010 7:28 PM
Reply to: Message 77 by ZenMonkey
03-10-2010 7:24 PM


Re: Why even build an Ark?
It pretty clearly states that Noah built the Ark,

Yes, yes it does. But:

but that God gathered the animals for him.

then that depends on your definition of "clearly". if we read it literally, the animals just poofed there: no god involved.


"Some people think God is an outsized, light-skinned male with a long white beard, sitting on a throne somewhere up there in the sky, busily tallying the fall of every sparrow. Others—for example Baruch Spinoza and Albert Einstein—considered God to be essentially the sum total of the physical laws which describe the universe. I do not know of any compelling evidence for anthropomorphic patriarchs controlling human destiny from some hidden celestial vantage point, but it would be madness to deny the existence of physical laws."-Carl Sagan

"On a personal note I think he's the greatest wrestler ever. He's better than Lou Thesz, Gorgeous George -- you name it."-The Hulkster on Nature Boy Ric Flair


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