Noah’s ark has been found???

I am not sure if anyone has heard this latest news on Noah’s ark. I first heard about it on a news show which features commentary and comedy and thought…. hmmmm, must check this out. Of course this particular news show ridiculed the very thought that there was a world wide flood and just went on to rib Christians. Would like to see them ridicule Muslims, bet they don’t have the guts!

Anyway, here are a couple of things you may want to check out… 

"It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it," Yeung Wing-cheung, a filmmaker accompanying the explorers, told The Daily Mail.

The team claims to have found in 2007 and 2008 seven large wooden compartments buried at 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level, near the peak of Mount Ararat. They returned to the site with a film crew in October 2009.

Many Christians believe the mountain in Turkey is the final resting place of Noah’s ark, which the Bible says protected Noah, his family, and pairs of every animal species on Earth during a divine deluge that wiped out most of humanity.

"The structure is partitioned into different spaces," said Noah’s Ark Ministries International team member Man-fai Yuen in a statement. "We believe that the wooden structure we entered is the same structure recorded in historical accounts. … " [source]

I did a bit of further research and found that there are those within Creation Research who have some doubts about it.

But Dr. Randall Price, an evangelical Christian and former member of the Chinese-led team that announced this week’s finding, says the latest purported finding may not withstand closer scrutiny.

"If the world wants to think this is a wonderful discovery, that’s fine. My problem is that, in the end, proper analysis may show this to be a hoax and negatively reflect how gullible Christians can be," he says.

[…]Dr. John D. Morris, who is president for Dallas’ Institute for Creation Research and has been a consultant to the team since 2005, says he declined an invitation to be a part of this week’s press conference in Hong Kong.

He says their finding is inconclusive and calls for more research. Video available on the team’s web site shows the team exploring inside a wooden structure embedded in a sort of ice cave. The wooden walls of one compartment are smooth and curved. Morris says it is almost unfathomable that such heavy materials could be hauled up to 12,000 feet and lodged in the mountain ice without a major operation using heavy machinery.

“I think it would be highly unlikely that anybody could carry wood up. I can’t comprehend that. I don’t think there’s fraud involved. But that is a possibility. And only serious scientific work on-site can resolve that,” Morris said in a telephone interview from Dallas.

And then you have the ridicule. Which kinda goes like this….

While these slightly weird looking structures are undeniably big, it’s utterly absurd to think they represent a size capable of somehow simultaneously containing two and seven of every species on Earth or even every "kind" of species on Earth. And what’s even more absurd is that any human being intelligent enough to tie their own shoes could actually believe this silly fairytale story was an historic event that really happened. Even if we accept that every animal described could safetly fit on a giant boat and now cause it to sink, the notion that this boat had room to also fit the necessarily food supply to sustain them all, had the room for all their excrement, and that none of the animals were eaten by their natural predators is patently absurd. [Examiner.com]

So, there you have it!

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4 thoughts on “Noah’s ark has been found???

    • Thanks for the link Stuart, I will have to check it out.

      And this is an update from Answers in Genesis…

      To be consistent, this principle of careful and rigorous interpretation of the evidence needs to be employed by creationists when they examine a claim that a Turkish/Chinese group has found what is declared to be the remains of Noah’s Ark. Without seeing the entirety of the evidence for this claim and noting that what has been provided to the public in the form of a video and photos have not been conclusive (even where the photos were actually taken is in question now), we remain cautious (even more so than earlier this week) as we make our final determination. Frankly, we are somewhat surprised that experts from the leading creationist research groups (such as ICR, AiG, CRS, etc.) were not given the opportunity to carefully examine the evidence directly (rather than simply through photographs and videos) so far obtained before such a confident conclusion was publicized to the world last weekend.

      http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2010/04/29/deluged-inquiries-ark

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