Darth_Lukecash: Right, what's a cubit?
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I have a theory that it was small on one end, then big in the middle, and then small again at the other end. That's my theory.
Atomic Spunk: It's like claiming that Sasquatch has red hair, not brown hair as most believe. When discussing something fictional, is it really that important to be accurate about details?
ChewbaccaJones: Yes, it was round....round and fake.
debug: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I have a theory that it was small on one end, then big in the middle, and then small again at the other end. That's my theory.I have a theory that it never existed at all and is completely made up. Seriously, people believe that a guy built a boat big enough to house two of every animal on the planet, as well as food for all these beasts and also managed to somehow collect all these animals? Sure he did...
RaiderFanMikeP: telephone game..original story was some guy named Noah put his animals in a barn when it was raining and they did not run away! moral of the story: put your crap awayafter a few 100 years.. God told him to build a huge ark since the world was full of sin!! God flooded the Earth and all was lost.. pay your Church tax or go to Hell!!!
squirrelflavoredyogurt: FTA: "geological and archaeological suggestions that there was an especially cataclysmic flood around 5,000BC."Sure there is...http://ncse.com/cej/1/1/fatal-flaws-flood-geologyMore problems with the flood story, below.http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-noahs-ark.html
symptomoftheuniverse: Darth_Lukecash: Right, what's a cubit?Vooopah Vooopah Vooopah....
That Guy Jeff: debug: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: I have a theory that it was small on one end, then big in the middle, and then small again at the other end. That's my theory.I have a theory that it never existed at all and is completely made up. Seriously, people believe that a guy built a boat big enough to house two of every animal on the planet, as well as food for all these beasts and also managed to somehow collect all these animals? Sure he did...Not to mention the implications of enough water to cover Mount Everest on the surface of Earth. I'm not a scientist, but just having a little common sense makes me skeptical as hell. The ocean as it is today has an average depth of ~4,000 meters. To cover Mount Everest that average would need to be increased cover another 8,848 meters. That pesky "volume cubed as surface area squared" thing means the amount of water on the earth would be so astronomical it would likely throw off the rotation. You would think there would be a problem with freshwater fish that are now a part of the global ocean, but with that kind of additional volume I bet the salinity of ocean would be dropped so far that Noah would have to have salt water aquariums on the ark for all the saltwater fish and other ocean species.The entire concept is something that could only be believed by a bronze age goat herder who thinks the entire earth is what he can see from the nearest mountain, or a really, really stupid child. We are talking retarded, because one look at a globe and even a 5 year old can figure out that's farking stupid.(this sounds like the kind of thing Randall Munroe would be good at figuring out, has he done this one yet?)
InterruptingQuirk: Are there any other magical/supernatural events that we encounter for which we attempt to figure out using natural means? Shall we boil down every iota of our thoughts to quarks colliding?I recognize that anything that is perceived to be magical/supernatural is merely not fully understood yet. And yet, we do not have a unified field theory and we claim to render all these things that we don't understand for which some people claim to be magical/supernatural as being impossible. Of course the burden is on the one making the claim and I don't propose that anything be taught as science or truth until they can be proved. It is merely the arrogant position that is taken regarding things that are not understood and have not been proven to have never happened. It is easy enough to say that something has not been proven and is therefore not verifiable so the need to debate its usefulness or lack thereof waits upon the claim to either play out or not.This is not an argument for ID or for creationism. It is an argument for humility.
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