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2021-06-04 8:39:31 PM  
Right.

What's a cubit?
 
2021-06-04 10:26:07 PM  
Oh, the poetic irony.
 
2021-06-04 10:26:51 PM  
Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?
 
2021-06-04 10:28:14 PM  
A dove with a farking olive branch won't help you here. Get your damned vessel seaworthy & insured, cheapskate.
 
2021-06-04 10:28:31 PM  
They should change it from a museum to a restaurant where you can eat two of every animal.
 
2021-06-04 10:29:04 PM  
There was a young fellow called Bill
Whose general knowledge was nil;
He thought Joan of Arc
Navigated the barque
That landed on Ararat's hill.

/Got nuthin'
 
2021-06-04 10:30:27 PM  
I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?
 
2021-06-04 10:36:38 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


Well, it wasn't supposed to sail anywhere, just float until the flood ends, right? Otherwise it would have sails, oars, or both...

/ I know, I know, I'm applying logic to Bible stories.
// Silly me
 
2021-06-04 10:39:03 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


He didn't really need to, what with God telling him what to do though, right?
 
2021-06-04 10:39:49 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


Because Noah's Barge just doesn't sound as poetic.
 
2021-06-04 10:41:31 PM  
Fark, I am disappoint.  We are this deep in the thread and no mention of a rudder when discussing a Dutch ship.
 
2021-06-04 10:43:50 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?


The most interesting response to that I heard was that given the similar story in Gilgamesh, maybe there was a massive regional flood that spurred the story. People's definition of "the whole world" has changed quite a bit over the millenia.
 
2021-06-04 10:44:34 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


You need two Tyrannosaurs at the bow so they can weigh it down. Don't you know anything?
 
2021-06-04 10:51:43 PM  
The nice thing about stories like this is that it makes you feel so much better about your own life. Not getting to where you want to be? Well, did you build a colossal replica of a ship that didn't exist and that can't even float? No? Well then you're doing just fine, Sparky
 
2021-06-04 11:02:14 PM  

DeadGeek: Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?

The most interesting response to that I heard was that given the similar story in Gilgamesh, maybe there was a massive regional flood that spurred the story. People's definition of "the whole world" has changed quite a bit over the millenia.


Yeah their world could have been 20 square miles and I do like how biblical scholars say that every civilization around the world has a great flood story, no shiat it floods everywhere in the world.
 
2021-06-04 11:02:49 PM  
Hey at least theirs floats
 
2021-06-04 11:05:37 PM  
Reminds me of something.
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2021-06-04 11:11:28 PM  
Stupid ass gullible people actually believe that bullshiat?!
 
2021-06-04 11:29:03 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


Because it was not designed to go anywhere? Just float around for a while. Like a raft.
 
2021-06-04 11:33:07 PM  

DeadGeek: Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?

The most interesting response to that I heard was that given the similar story in Gilgamesh, maybe there was a massive regional flood that spurred the story. People's definition of "the whole world" has changed quite a bit over the millenia.


This is what I have read. There was a flood or tsunami in the Med about the time the story was supposed to happen. In the Bible, the whole world is the Mediterranean.
 
2021-06-04 11:40:01 PM  

The more you eat the more you fart: Stupid ass gullible people actually believe that bullshiat?!


the same amount of people believe scientific theories that they have little to no education in. a lot of life is a leap of faith. an adult should understand that.
 
2021-06-04 11:46:29 PM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


Was Noah a seaman or shipbuilder before God picked him?
 
2021-06-04 11:49:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?


It is in the old testament, and a lot people like to fantasize about the rapture.
 
2021-06-05 12:15:09 AM  

FarkingChas: DeadGeek: Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?

The most interesting response to that I heard was that given the similar story in Gilgamesh, maybe there was a massive regional flood that spurred the story. People's definition of "the whole world" has changed quite a bit over the millenia.

This is what I have read. There was a flood or tsunami in the Med about the time the story was supposed to happen. In the Bible, the whole world is the Mediterranean.


Yeah, I think it had something to do with melting glaciers at the end of the ice age.
 
2021-06-05 12:40:04 AM  
Ken Ham conspicuously absent.
 
2021-06-05 12:42:08 AM  
Did they forget Noah's Tyvek?
 
2021-06-05 12:44:54 AM  
I think I saw this in Copenhagen a few years ago. I can't imagine there are too many of those things floating around but people do like mythology. It is basically a barge with a bunch of wood on it and some trinkets inside. I'd like to see one built that could actually float on it's own without a barge under it.
 
2021-06-05 12:53:39 AM  

sinko swimo: The more you eat the more you fart: Stupid ass gullible people actually believe that bullshiat?!

the same amount of people believe scientific theories that they have little to no education in. a lot of life is a leap of faith. an adult should understand that.


Most adults stopped believing fairy tales around age 6, but hey, you do you I guess.
 
2021-06-05 12:59:27 AM  
The more you eat the more you fart:
Most adults stopped believing fairy tales around age 6, but hey, you do you I guess.

Are you one of those evil anti-claus that keep trying to ruin Christmas with lies? Santa lives!
:)
 
2021-06-05 1:21:20 AM  

FarkingChas: The more you eat the more you fart:
Most adults stopped believing fairy tales around age 6, but hey, you do you I guess.

Are you one of those evil anti-claus that keep trying to ruin Christmas with lies? Santa lives!
:)


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Santa's castle sank due to climate change.
 
2021-06-05 1:34:22 AM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


Not Noah. God. God is a shiat sailor.

It's what's described in the Bible. Y'know, pre-cruise era. Another bible story that needs to be "interpreted'.
 
2021-06-05 1:39:50 AM  

DeadGeek: Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?

The most interesting response to that I heard was that given the similar story in Gilgamesh, maybe there was a massive regional flood that spurred the story. People's definition of "the whole world" has changed quite a bit over the millenia.


Weird addendum: there are flood stories in the Americas.

Personally, I assume there have been huge floods all over the globe over history and people aren't terribly creative, so the stories are similar.

I do think the Bible flood and the Babylonian flood are the same occurrence.
 
2021-06-05 1:44:50 AM  
Evangelicals: Another reason to be glad Brexit passed. Keep those nutjobs out of real Europe.
 
2021-06-05 2:34:53 AM  

wxboy: Did they forget Noah's Tyvek?


What about Noah's Hydraulic Noah-Lifters?
 
2021-06-05 2:38:47 AM  
Good luck breeding those lions.
 
2021-06-05 4:22:08 AM  

sinko swimo: The more you eat the more you fart: Stupid ass gullible people actually believe that bullshiat?!

the same amount of people believe scientific theories that they have little to no education in. a lot of life is a leap of faith. an adult should understand that.


Yeah, but if you have genuine questions about scientific research or theory, you can easily look up decades, if not centuries depending on the subject, of documented research, evidence and peer reviewed articles on said subject.

With the Bible, if you have questions, the answer is "look in the Bible."
 
2021-06-05 5:07:57 AM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


You don't need a streamlined bow on something designed to float around like a raft.
 
2021-06-05 6:45:50 AM  

The Madd Mann: Why is it that every replica of the Ark has the world's least hydrodynamic bow? Are we to believe that Noah didn't understand how boats worked?


It wasn't designed to sail. It was designed to float.

/Agnostic
//No dog in this fight
///Can read
 
2021-06-05 8:22:07 AM  

Rapmaster2000: I don't understand why this myth endures.  Is it like Santa where we all know it's fake, but it's fun to play along?


Mythological truth is different from historical truth, but it is no less true.  The tale of the Flood and Noah's ark is true in the sense that it tells us truths about the human condition, the nature of God and of the world.

This is where Biblical literalists stumble; there is no need for there to have been an actual historical figure of Noah who literally built a boat to save the world's animals from drowning for his story to have value and meaning.
 
2021-06-05 9:31:30 AM  

vudukungfu: Right.

What's a cubit?


It's a drunk, stabby guy in Las Vegas, but that's not important right now.

Anyway, TFA says this replica is only about half the size of the original, so ~150 cubits in length.
 
2021-06-05 9:39:37 AM  

Lab Monkey: Anyway, TFA says this replica is only about half the size of the original, so ~150 cubits in length.


Half the size of the ... what?
 
2021-06-05 11:24:32 AM  
Hold on. Is this the same guy who did the Ark Experience tax dodge in the US or is this a different huckster?
 
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