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(Digital Journal)   Noah's Ark was round, says noted scholar in an article completely unrelated to the movie that will be out soon   (digitaljournal.com) divider line 9
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2014-02-12 08:12:52 PM
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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...
2014-02-12 08:13:48 PM
2 votes:
Yes, it was round.

...round and fake.
2014-02-12 08:08:03 PM
2 votes:
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?
2014-02-12 09:05:15 PM
1 votes:

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?)
2014-02-12 08:41:14 PM
1 votes:

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...


I think its more a case of you tell someone a story and then they tell someone and that someone tells someone and so on until you have this larger than life story when reality was it was probably the local river flooding and some farmer named Noah put his wife, three kids, a goat and two chickens on a raft and floated away out of the flooded area to safety.
2014-02-12 08:38:22 PM
1 votes:

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-geology

More problems with the flood story, below.

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-noahs-ark.html


Especially cataclysmic? How do you have an "especially cataclysmic" flood? Compared to when? To where? Was it more cataclysmic than the one in 6000 BC, or the one on the Tigris in the same year?

All that is just babble-talk, archaeological justification for a faint hope that maybe they can prove that SOMETHING LIKE Noah's ark might have existed. I am quite open to the view that there was a very bad flood or series of floods in the Middle East/Fertile Crescent about the time "Noah's Ark" would have entered the mythos (see also the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Flood of Deucalion), but this idea that there was an even MORE amazing flood that seemed like the Mother of All Floods is just hogwash.

People want to believe. That's all it is.
2014-02-12 08:18:58 PM
1 votes:

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?


To be fair, there could very well have been an arc. But Noah would have been the equivalent of today's crazy doomsday prepper and not the savior of all life on this planet from a global flood.

Most legends and myths have a grain of truth.
2014-02-12 08:15:56 PM
1 votes:
It had to be round to fit into somebody's head which is the only place it ever existed.
2014-02-12 07:58:34 PM
1 votes:
Right, what's a cubit?
 
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