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#1 Hum

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:08

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say wooden remains they have discovered on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey are the remains of Noah's Ark.

The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories.

Yeung Wing-Cheung, from the Noah's Ark Ministries International research team that made the discovery, said: "It's not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it."

There have been several reported discoveries of the remains of Noah's Ark over the years, most notably a find by archaeologist Ron Wyatt in 1987. At the time, the Turkish government officially declared a national park around his find, a boat-shaped object stretched across the mountains of Ararat.

Nevertheless, the evangelical ministry remains convinced that the current find is in fact more likely to be the actual artifact, calling upon Dutch Ark researcher Gerrit Aalten to verify its legitimacy.

“The significance of this find is that for the first time in history the discovery of Noah’s Ark is well documented and revealed to the worldwide community,” Aalten said at a press conference announcing the find. Citing the many details that match historical accounts of the Ark, he believes it to be a legitimate archaeological discovery.

“There’s a tremendous amount of solid evidence that the structure found on Mount Ararat in Eastern Turkey is the legendary Ark of Noah,” said Aalten.

Representatives of Noah's Ark Ministries said the structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they believe were used to house animals.The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds none have ever been found above 11,000 feet in the vicinity, Yeung said.

During the press conference, team member Panda Lee described visiting the site. “In October 2008, I climbed the mountain with the Turkish team. At an elevation of more than 4,000 meters, I saw a structure built with plank-like timber. Each plank was about 8 inches wide. I could see tenons, proof of ancient construction predating the use of metal nails."

We walked about 100 meters to another site. I could see broken wood fragments embedded in a glacier, and some 20 meters long. I surveyed the landscape and found that the wooden structure was permanently covered by ice and volcanic rocks."

Local Turkish officials will ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site can be protected while a major archaeological dig is conducted.

The biblical story says that God decided to flood the Earth after seeing how corrupt it was. He then told Noah to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal species.

After the flood waters receded, the Bible says, the ark came to rest on a mountain. Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark and her inhabitants ran aground.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:12

"We're super duper sure this time...maybe."

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:14

Its funny how many times this claim comes up without any photos.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:15

The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old


Wait just one second... I thought carbon dating didn't work ?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 16:58

Dude the source article is more than two years old?! :angry:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:00

How can 2 of every animal in the world fit into a boat , the boat would need to he massive. Also would result in very very small gene pool

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:16

How can 2 of every animal in the world fit into a boat , the boat would need to he massive. Also would result in very very small gene pool


Well yeah theres that and the fact that this was all one big hoax

After examining photographs taken by Wing-Cheung’s team on Mount Ararat, Cornuke was not convinced that the wood remnants were from Noah’s Ark. He said one of the pictures shows cobwebs, which would not exist at 14,000 feet. He also said the floor in one of the pictures shows concrete between stones, which wouldn’t be found, he said, in Noah’s time.

But his smoking gun was that he claims to have informants in Turkey who say that for two years people have been carrying old wood up the mountain. The wood was then built into a structure resembling an ark. “We even have evidence of trucks coming in with wood,” Cornuke told me.


http://www.examiner....lls-like-a-hoax

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:18

how many arks was there?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:23

By modern standards Noah's ark was about the size of a small car ferry. And unless it was a tardis, or the proportions mentioned in the bible are MASSIVE underestimations, it simply couldn't have carried enough of every animal and enough food and water to sustain them for 40 days. People can keep claiming that they've found it but it doesn't make the story any less logistically stupid.

Apparently finding the remains of any ship that old automatically makes it Noah's ark. The very definition of clutching at straws.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:23

For a ship that held 2 of each animal with enough capcity to hold food as well, it's really hard to find. Unless... it doesn't exist?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 17:25

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 18:43

Wait just one second... I thought carbon dating didn't work ?

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Only work if it point to their belief!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:45

I'm really tired of them finding it.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 03:56

How can 2 of every animal in the world fit into a boat , the boat would need to he massive. Also would result in very very small gene pool


We're gonna need a bigger boat!

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:11

Tinfoil hat time again

Honestly, why do people keep posting this nutty literalist garbage.

Anyways, the bible is the biggest tome of fiction in human history, deal with it.
It was created to control and subjugate humanity for the benefit of the "chosen few", and it seems to have done this job well, particularly in America.

I particularly love these stories where they cite "ark experts" from different countries, depending on the iteration of this garbage.
How can one be an expert in something that is unproven and pure fiction.

Seriously over the nutty christian bs generally posted on neowin, and especially at election time