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(Huffington Post)   Former Baywatch actress uses Kickstarter to fund a documentary to find Noah's Ark. The entire documentary will be shot in slow motion   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 45
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2013-07-18 10:38:29 AM  
4 votes:
She also would like to find irrefutable proof that the ark was real and not a myth.

and i would like to find a winning powerball ticket in my wallet. the difference? i actually have a chance at having my wish come true.
2013-07-18 12:25:20 PM  
3 votes:

Fano: Dorf11: There was a great quote from someone at National Geographic about Noah's Ark expeditions:

"Whenever someone goes looking for Noah's Ark, they almost always find it."

Did you mean to write "always almost"?


Nope. The implication is that their confirmation bias is so thick they'll almost always believe they find it, no matter what they actually 'found'.
2013-07-18 10:36:12 AM  
3 votes:
Additionally, the idea of a god who would just one day decide to up and murder every living thing on the planet seems incredibly horrific to me, but I guess fundamentalists don't have a problem loving that kind of deity.
2013-07-18 12:13:28 PM  
2 votes:
Why do people bother donating to the Kickstarter funds of rich, famous people? Wasn't Kickstarter intended to be a step-up for the folks who don't already have the funding and connections?
2013-07-18 11:25:15 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-07-18 10:48:03 AM  
2 votes:

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?   Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Bingo.
2013-07-18 10:40:59 AM  
2 votes:
Anyone who gives to this doesn't deserve to have money.
2013-07-18 10:37:41 AM  
2 votes:
Didn't have to flood the whole Earth. Just the parts that people back then believed was the whole Earth.
Anyway, whatever. It's not hurting anyone. Go for it, girl. Live your dream.
2013-07-18 10:30:21 AM  
2 votes:

Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.


That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.
2013-07-18 10:24:57 AM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.

The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.

A crappy metaphor is a metaphor... I guess

Take it up with the author ;-)


The Bronze Age guy who wrote down the oral tradition of middle eastern peasants?
2013-07-18 10:19:24 AM  
2 votes:
The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.
2013-07-18 05:18:32 PM  
1 votes:

Old enough to know better: Since there are so many glaciers on the mountain, any large object like a huge boat would have been swept down the mountainside long before now.


Also since the mountain is so steep and treacherous it begs the question of how some of the more center-of-balance-challenged animals made it down in one piece...

/ looking at you 15,000 lb elephant in the room
2013-07-18 03:33:07 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.

Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.



There's a thread around here about irony. I believe using a computer to draw and publish your comic strip about how science is gay qualifies.
2013-07-18 02:42:17 PM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: Mugato: impaler: Conservative humor:

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Wait, that was a pro-Bible comic? I thought it was saying that science can "evolve" when new information comes out while the Bible is stubbornly rigid even when we learn through science that most of it is bunk.

Conservative humor indeed.

Ah, but the argument is that the Bible hasn't changed in forever, therefor it's the most true. They don't get the whole "we leaned something new today" thing.


That's why I still haven't updated my encyclopedia collection after 1991. All those new encyclopedias changed "USSR" to "Former Soviet Republic", which totally invalidates the whole thing! George H.W. Bush is still President, dammit!
2013-07-18 01:56:29 PM  
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark!


The God of the Old Testement is constantly demanding people do things (build a temple, take your son to the top of a mountain and kill him, build an ark) to prove their faith in him.  It's pretty messed up, and colors Judaism in an odd way.
2013-07-18 01:33:44 PM  
1 votes:
2013-07-18 01:13:05 PM  
1 votes:
What shameful things did she see and do while married to Nikki Sixx that she made this her life's work?
2013-07-18 01:11:15 PM  
1 votes:
Conservative humor:

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2013-07-18 12:56:21 PM  
1 votes:
So this supposed landing site is so inaccessible that multiple expeditions with modern equipment can't get to it. Yet, two sloths not only got down from the mountain but proceeded to walk
all the way to South America. There's the flaw in this whole thing that gets to me.
2013-07-18 12:34:16 PM  
1 votes:
In my day a Fark topic like this would be full of languidly oscillating female bodies not theological discussions.

/kids today
2013-07-18 12:14:17 PM  
1 votes:
I was expecting more boobies in this thread

/leaves dissapointed
2013-07-18 12:11:48 PM  
1 votes:

b2theory: That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.


The question I have isn't where the water came from, but where it went. Maybe however many years ago it supposedly happened there WAS more moisture in the air, but where the fark did the water all go, and all at once? It didn't take 4 or 5 centuries for Noah to be able to start repopulating the world, so it happened fast.

In other words, it's all a morality play and total bullshiat.
2013-07-18 12:11:38 PM  
1 votes:

Mikey1969: "I'd read different stories about how people thought they found the cages and I was completely intrigued. I decided that someday I'd go to Turkey, climb Mount Ararat and search for Noah's ark."

So not only are we supposed to believe that he built a giant boat that would hold a breeding pair of every single creature on the planet, but he built cages as well? I didn't believe the story when I just theought they were compartments that were a part of the ark itself. I don't see him handcrafting 10 gazillion cages as well...


That's another thing I don't get about the whole Noah's Ark myth: why have Noah make the ark when God can just snap his fingers and BLAM! Instant ark! Heck, why even flood the Earth in the first place? God could have saved a lot of time and effort by smiting all the wicked instead. Seems a lot better than waiting for an old man to make an ark that has enough room for his family, two of every animal on Earth, food and potable water for every person and animal, and still have space to put away the piles upon piles of feces being produced.
2013-07-18 12:06:41 PM  
1 votes:

Shryke: SpectroBoy: [diagoras.files.wordpress.com image 800x600]

The smartest person to ever live was deeply religious. Figure that.



Hawking really isn't very religious.
2013-07-18 12:00:31 PM  
1 votes:
"I'd read different stories about how people thought they found the cages and I was completely intrigued. I decided that someday I'd go to Turkey, climb Mount Ararat and search for Noah's ark."

So not only are we supposed to believe that he built a giant boat that would hold a breeding pair of every single creature on the planet, but he built cages as well? I didn't believe the story when I just theought they were compartments that were a part of the ark itself. I don't see him handcrafting 10 gazillion cages as well...
2013-07-18 11:53:15 AM  
1 votes:

Shryke: The smartest person to ever live was deeply religious. Figure that.


Who are you claiming is the "smartest person to ever live"?
2013-07-18 11:49:29 AM  
1 votes:

phed: I thought they already found a site that the Ark was supposed to be but Turkey wouldn't let them near it.


Right, I had heard the same thing but it was 'unreachable'.
2013-07-18 11:40:06 AM  
1 votes:
There was a great quote from someone at National Geographic about Noah's Ark expeditions:

"Whenever someone goes looking for Noah's Ark, they almost always find it."
2013-07-18 11:37:09 AM  
1 votes:

FuryOfFirestorm: error 303: b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.

"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.

That's the main problem when trying to reason with people who treat the Bible like historically and scientifically accurate text - any holes in their argument is easily patched by saying "GOD DID IT!"


It's fun to play whackamole where everything literally happened, except the stuff you can prove didn't, at which point it's "allegory" until you stop paying attention and they go back to claiming it literally happened.
2013-07-18 11:29:21 AM  
1 votes:

It's already been done.


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2013-07-18 11:17:26 AM  
1 votes:
She's hot, but not "finance a search for the ark" hawt.
2013-07-18 11:15:43 AM  
1 votes:

error 303: b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.

"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.


That's the main problem when trying to reason with people who treat the Bible like historically and scientifically accurate text - any holes in their argument is easily patched by saying "GOD DID IT!"
2013-07-18 11:09:36 AM  
1 votes:
If the world flooded, where did the water recede to?
2013-07-18 11:08:51 AM  
1 votes:
if she was doing "real" research on this, she would point out that the story comes from Pre Hebrew myths and go back as far as she can to earlier civilizations to look at their great flood myths.  or she can be an Ultra Orthodox Christian and go wandering around in the Anatolian region trying to prove that no one had mythology prior to the Jews.
2013-07-18 10:39:26 AM  
1 votes:
Sybarite:
No, that probably happened, but way too far back to have any impact on human mythology. We're talking around 5.3 MYA when the Zanclean flood most likely refilled the Med. You might be thinking of the Black Sea deluge hypothesis, which has come under increased criticism in recent years.

Well if it was 5.3MYA definitely not.  Anatomically modern humans go back to, what close to 200,000 years tops?  I'm just speculating, I think that most myths are based on at least some truths, and there have been many catastrophic events in human history that surely could have been seen as religious omens in their time, enough to spin a tale from to pass down through the generations.
2013-07-18 10:37:05 AM  
1 votes:
Noah ran a floating whorehouse up and down Mesopotamia.
2013-07-18 10:35:06 AM  
1 votes:

b2theory: Mugato: The animals thing aside, it'd be pretty hard to flood the entire world except one mountain in only 40 days of rain. The grand canyon alone would be impossible to fill. Waterworld was not a documentary.

That's your only issue with the flood? How about the fact that there isn't enough water on the planet to make such a thing happen. There isn't enough moisture in the atmosphere to raise the oceans by 2 inches let alone hundreds to thousands of feet.


"There was 4,000 years ago" or "You can't put constraints on God" are the obvious retorts.
2013-07-18 10:21:34 AM  
1 votes:
So I guess this chick ain't pretty enough for people to post pictures of her?
2013-07-18 09:56:56 AM  
1 votes:

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


Or maybe most civilizations were built near water and at some point in all their histories there was a flood of some sort. Or maybe a drunk gathered two of every creature on the planet, even those we haven't even discovered yet and got them to fark on a boat because God wanted a do-over. It could go either way.
2013-07-18 09:55:30 AM  
1 votes:

b2theory: Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?

The word you were looking for is myth.


The tale is a myth.  The ark itself is a metaphor within.
2013-07-18 09:53:39 AM  
1 votes:

Diogenes: How do you carbon date a metaphor?


The word you were looking for is myth.
2013-07-18 09:52:53 AM  
1 votes:

nekom: While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.


See Jung and archetypes.

Common symbolic themes in our mythologies.
2013-07-18 09:52:06 AM  
1 votes:
How do you carbon date a metaphor?
2013-07-18 09:48:14 AM  
1 votes:
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SAVE THE BOOBIES!!
2013-07-18 09:22:23 AM  
1 votes:
While I of course don't believe that 2 of every living creature once lived on a boat, it is interesting that so many ancient tales speak of a great flood.  Everywhere from Gilgamesh to the old stories of Native Americans.  Could it be that an asteroid caused a mega-tsunami seen around the world?  Or maybe it's just that every culture had experienced some pretty gnarly floods at one point in time.
 
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