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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.

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

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

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[quote]The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old[/quote]

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

[img]http://upit.cc/i/af423139.jpg[/img]
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Dude the source article is more than two years old?! :angry:

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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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[quote name='DrakeN2k' timestamp='1347037258' post='595156343']
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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Well yeah theres that and the fact that this was all one big hoax

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After examining photographs taken by Wing-Cheung

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how many arks was there?

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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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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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[img]http://img.chan4chan.com/img/2009-11-27/1259341713061.jpg[/img]
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[quote name='TPreston' timestamp='1347034524' post='595156201']
Wait just one second... I thought carbon dating didn't work ?

[img]http://upit.cc/i/af423139.jpg[/img]
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Only work if it point to their belief!

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I'm really tired of them finding it.

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[quote name='DrakeN2k' timestamp='1347037258' post='595156343']
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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We're gonna need a bigger boat!
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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
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[quote name='LiquidCrystalMeth' timestamp='1347077463' post='595157905']
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
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I suppose the main crux of it lies in the fact that people find it their life mission to try and disprove something that they themselves were not privy to, nor are even 'sure' did, or did not, occur.

"How can one be an expert in something that is unproven and pure fiction"??

Ask atheists, or evolutionists, or the majority of folks that believe strongly in truly unproven hypotheses. 'Ark experts' may be a good stretch when the only mention is in obscure texts from the time, and an account of the dimensions, but then again, even that is more to go on then connecting the dots on a lot of the beliefs that folks have simply because they wish it to be true, simply because their minds have settled on it, in order to give their lives meaning and to fend off the onslaught of darkness and nothingness that lays in wait outside of the self-constructed norm on which they cling. Even science would be forced to acknowledge that anything is possible until proven right nor wrong - that is true wide-eyed wonder and scientific approach. Anything other than that is coming from a bias and a self-appointed place of 'knowledge', which is of course, against science itself.

So what if 'nutty christian bs' is posted anywhere? Why does that offend your self-imposed sense of reality and logic so much? Do you think that what you 'know' is so right that it gives you the right to call it 'fiction' and 'nutty'? If so, how is that any different than how the people who do believe in it carry themselves and express their belief?

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[quote name='Skin' timestamp='1347078716' post='595157933']
I suppose the main crux of it lies in the fact that people find it their life mission to try and disprove something that they themselves were not privy to, nor are even 'sure' did, or did not, occur.

"How can one be an expert in something that is unproven and pure fiction"??

Ask atheists, or evolutionists, or the majority of folks that believe strongly in truly unproven hypotheses. 'Ark experts' may be a good stretch when the only mention is in obscure texts from the time, and an account of the dimensions, but then again, even that is more to go on then connecting the dots on a lot of the beliefs that folks have simply because they wish it to be true, simply because their minds have settled on it, in order to give their lives meaning and to fend off the onslaught of darkness and nothingness that lays in wait outside of the self-constructed norm on which they cling. Even science would be forced to acknowledge that anything is possible until proven right nor wrong - that is true wide-eyed wonder and scientific approach. Anything other than that is coming from a bias and a self-appointed place of 'knowledge', which is of course, against science itself.

So what if 'nutty christian bs' is posted anywhere? Why does that offend your self-imposed sense of reality and logic so much? Do you think that what you 'know' is so right that it gives you the right to call it 'fiction' and 'nutty'? If so, how is that any different than how the people who do believe in it carry themselves and express their belief?
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I dunno, i just like to apply rationality into my every day life.......

And i do find the nutty christian bs offensive as it expresses a belief that has no basis and its purpose is to indoctrinate.

I dont post pro-atheist stories on neowin, and im not trying to force my beliefs on others, but i will reply to christian bs stories and apply rationailty
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Article is over 2 years old, AND at the top it says: [url="http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/30/noahs-ark-hoax-claim-doesnt-deter-believers/?test=latestnews"][b][color="#183a52"]UPDATE: Experts Suspect Ark Is a Hoax[/color][/b][/url]

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Not quite the Ark I was hoping for :/

[img]http://www.transformerscustomtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Transformers-TheArk-www.transformerscustomtoys.com_.jpg[/img]
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I found a old looking peice of wood in a nursing home it could be from the ark... I think
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I once wrapped a dead possum in a sheet before i buried it, and only later noticed how the sheet had an exact image of the possum, though oddly it was a negative image. Im thinking of starting a cult based on this, and other tenuous "proof" though.

Im currently watching the classic (and bad, though funny/good bad) movie, Biggles: Adventures In Time, and its closer to reality than this crap.

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eeeeeepy! that's creepy!

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Oh man, not this crap again! Sheesh, they need to give it up already!

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Stopped reading at "evangelical"

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[quote name='obiwankenobi' timestamp='1347087379' post='595158039']
Oh man, not this crap again! Sheesh, they need to give it up already!
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you know how really old guys are with thier wood.... LOL

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