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Noah's Ark Great Flood may have happened...


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Initial post: 11 Dec 2012 18:28:00 GMT
Ian says:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9736619/Noahs-Ark-Great-Flood-may-have-happened-says-Robert-Ballard.html

However, in order to believe the evidence you have to beleve in carbon-dating. This may prove a problem for some who take The Bible literally

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 01:57:05 GMT
Tom M says:
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I recall hearing years ago that there was confirmation of some pretty significant flooding that probably led to the biblical story, but of course the ark is figurative and symbolic. There of course might well have been people who anticipated a natural disaster somehow and who might well have sought to save livestock , pets and other critters.

I haven't seen the news item.

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 09:37:20 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Or the flood was true but they made the bit about the Ark up.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:15:49 GMT
C. A. Small says:
A flood happened- it was not global. This really is not news.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:43:15 GMT
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Ian says:
The lack of an ark does suggest that, but perhaps Mr Ballard will find it - after all he found the Titanic. How hard can it be to find a 5000 year old timber structure in an area of only 150,000 square kilometres?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:44:09 GMT
Ian says:
It doesn't quite fit with the biblical version anyway... "The land that went under stayed under."

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 10:45:26 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Dec 2012 10:46:12 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Well it's supposed to be on Mount Ararat so it shouldn't be too hard. That's assuming it exists or ever existed. If it doesn't / didn't, that makes the task of finding it a bit harder.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:48:29 GMT
Ian says:
It can't be on Mount Ararat because "The land that went under stayed under" so Mount Ararat can't have been under water. Unless there was another mountain with a similar name which is now under The Black Sea? Or Noah wasn't very good at map-reading and it's somewhere else entirely?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:49:54 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Anyone seen that dutch loony that built a replica of the ark to prove it could work? He had to use a steel frame to stop it collapsing, but still says it proves the ark was true.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 10:51:23 GMT
C. A. Small says:
It is somewhere else entirely- in the minds of the confused.

The chances are the legend grew from a bloke with a rowing boat that saved a goat during a flood, to the daft myth that now haunts us.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 11:15:56 GMT
Dan Fante says:
I'm a bit sketchy on my scripture to be perfectly honest with you (I've seen the film though) but surely wherever it ended up would have to be at least adjacent to dry land.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 11:24:55 GMT
Likely its based on an old tale of a farmer who saved his livestock on a small raft during a known flood event.

Im afraid any body with a hint of scientific credulity can tell you a global flood could not have happened, there is not enough water in the water table for this to happen.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 11:27:05 GMT
also the people who spend monthas every year roaming about Turkey making up nonsense about finding rivets next to an already eatsblished natural rock formation whcih is shaped mildly like a boat.

even a geologist showing them why they are worng could not convince them.

Thats religion for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 16:38:54 GMT
Ian says:
I'm guessing that's the picture accompanying the article in the link?

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 16:42:23 GMT
Spin says:
Wasn't it The Black Sea that flooded the area? Is not the Dead Sea and the geological formations around what was once "Mesoptamia" proof that the area was once covered in water? No?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 16:44:13 GMT
Ian says:
So possibly somewhere on the shores of the Black Sea rather than at the bottom of it? Although I don't remember anything in the biblical account about what happened the ark after the floodwater subsided (or didn't).

It was always my favourite Bible story as a small child; because it's got animals in it and therefore there was a cool toy to go with it (boats are cool too, so animals and boats was just excellent as far as the 5 year old me was concerned). In fact, it's the only Bible story I can really remember liking - the rest just struck me as weird. But I don't remember ever thinking it was anything other than a story and its main aim seemed to be to supply a explanation of why we have rainbows. But not a very plausible one.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 16:51:47 GMT
C. A. Small says:
Yes, I'm not sure if that is the half size one or the full size-he was talking about towing it over here to spread the word!

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 16:53:56 GMT
Spin says:
There is a pillar of salt standing beside the ruins of an ancient city on the border of Israel and Jordan; Proof of the story of Sodom and Gomorrah...?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 17:02:18 GMT
Ian says:
How tall is this pillar of salt? Surely if Lot's wife was turned into a pillar of salt around 5000 years ago she would have dissolved by now?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 17:06:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 12 Dec 2012 17:08:21 GMT
Spin says:
IN; No. In all seriousness, there is a pillar of Salt the abrahamic monotheists claim is Lots wife. It stands beside an ancient and archeological rich ancient city. Salt will not decay in the heat and inherent saltiness of the environment. It does not rain muxch there. But, in my opinion, the fact that there is evidence that this city traded in Salt (salt being a valuable commodity in the area) and had salt mines, lends to the mythology of the biblical story concerning wealth, corruption and salty deaths..(Edit: PS the archeology shows that a major disaster, an earthquake probably, caused by excessive mining, destroyed the city. A pillar of salt nearby would only add to man's ability to create myths from facts)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 18:48:32 GMT
kraka says:
I thought Lot sprinkled a pinch of it on his dinner each day

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 19:05:29 GMT
Spin says:
Kraka: The story of Lot telling his wife "not to look back" has more sexual and psychological meaning than simply his fear that he would be shagging a salt cellar that night..

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 20:31:36 GMT
kraka says:
What a salty old DOG.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2012 20:41:44 GMT
Spin says:
kraka: As I learned in my years as a christian, "salt" is, in biblical terms, hated but loved. Much like the penis and vagina...=)

Posted on 12 Dec 2012 21:30:21 GMT
nephran says:
Apparently Joanna Lumley is the latest Celeb to go in search of the Ark ,so it must have happened...Bit like Patricia Cornwall claiming she solved the Jack The Ripper murders...There can never be enough Celebrity meddling ridicule.
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