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Author Topic:   Something BIG is coming! (AIG trying to build full sized ark)
arachnophilia
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Message 11 of 261 (594286)
12-02-2010 9:56 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by jar
12-02-2010 8:51 PM


Re: Fantasy and Make Believe are fun
(caps for Moose's benefit)

jar writes:

I don't see much difference between this and the Magic Kingdom, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Discovery Expeditions, Universal Studios or even Knotts Berry Farm.

I do. Surely there is a difference between make-believe and make-believe masquerading as The TruthTM. Engaging a child's sense of fantasy and imagination is one thing. Lying to them is quite another.

Personally, I'm eager to see them build this thing. But I only wish they would try making it float. What an amusing disaster that would be.


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Message 13 of 261 (594297)
12-02-2010 10:12 PM
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12-02-2010 10:06 PM


Re: Fantasy and Make Believe are fun
I would say "honesty" is a pretty big difference. Though I suspect it's not so much about honesty as it is about knowing that what you're reading is a fiction.


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Message 19 of 261 (594323)
12-03-2010 12:31 AM
Reply to: Message 15 by bluescat48
12-02-2010 11:54 PM


Re: Fantasy and Make Believe are fun
bluescat48 writes:

Not only float, but filled with all the species and enough food to last the total time listed in Genesis and 8 people (4 men and 4 women) taking care of it the same way they would have had to, with no conveniences of any kind.

I think perhaps "float" is enough of a challenge, don't you? Frako, above, will be quite surprised if thing even stays together on the dry ground without cheating and using modern technology.

Edited by Adminnemooseus, : Make link message specific.


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Message 85 of 261 (612799)
04-18-2011 9:22 PM
Reply to: Message 83 by MiguelG
04-18-2011 8:55 PM


Re: Flotation of the Ark
MiguelG writes:

I fail to see why the Ark is considered a priori to be un-seaworthy?

The dimensions of the Ark are approximately 137 meters by 23 meters.

There are several ships from ancient and medeival history which rival it including:

i fail to see why the spruce goose couldn't fly -- there are several airplanes from approximately the same timeframe that are actually larger, and fly quite well, including the boeing 777.


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