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Author Topic:   Something BIG is coming! (AIG trying to build full sized ark)
fearandloathing
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Message 211 of 261 (631644)
09-02-2011 7:53 AM
Reply to: Message 210 by RAZD
09-02-2011 12:28 AM


Re: design issues not a problem
Hi RAZD,

My 15ft kayak is 35 lbs, an aluminum canoe, with less material (no deck) and the same length weighs more, and the kayak is stronger (doesn't flex as much).

Not really a fair comparison, the kayaks design has a lot to do with the reason it flexes less (no deck on a canoe).

I would bet the surface area for your kayak is less than that of the canoe, therefore which one would be less material?

Wouldn't it be better to compare a wood canoe to an aluminum one? Comparing a kayak to a canoe is like comparing an open river barge to a submarine.


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fearandloathing
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Message 247 of 261 (632950)
09-11-2011 12:53 PM
Reply to: Message 226 by Chuck77
09-06-2011 8:26 PM


Re: Just a comparison
Im not trying to debate the Great pyramid here at all. Im simply saying it's so great an accomplishment that no one would believe they built it back when they did if it wasn't still there and only documented in few texts.

About the age of the pyramids...

quote:
Old Kingdom
(Dynasties IV-VIII)
2575-2150 B.C.
Age of pyramids reaches zenith at Giza; cult of the sun god Re centered at Heliopolis. Cultural flowering; trade with Mediterranean region and brief occupation of Lower Nubia.

From Nat Geo

quote:
Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops in Greek) over an approximately 20 year period concluding around 2560 BC.

From Wiki

About the age of the flood...

quote:
17 May 2344 BC
In the 600th year of Noah's life, in the 2nd month, the 17th day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. On the very same day Noah, Noah's sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth, Noah's wife and his sons three wives with them, entered the ark with two of every animal and bird. God shut the door of the ark, and the Flood began. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed 15 cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth and every man.... Only Noah and those with him in the ark remained alive. [Gen 7:11-23]

From here

Um....I guess the flood didn't wash the pyramids away...and didn't leave any signs that they were ever underwater, no water damage to artifacts? How strange.

Just a thought since the pyramids were brought up in an ark thread.


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Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.


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Message 249 of 261 (632955)
09-11-2011 1:32 PM
Reply to: Message 248 by Nuggin
09-11-2011 1:07 PM


Re: Just a comparison
I find the stonework of the Inca much more fascinating even though it is not as old. The Inca didn't have the technology that the Egyptians did though, and look at what they managed with simple tools.


"No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it off to forced conscious expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten."
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Ad astra per aspera

Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.


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