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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  16:50:15  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
Yet more hilarious bullshit from religious fanatics posing as scientists:
quote:
Has Noah's Ark Been Found?
Christian Archaeology Team Believes It Has Found the Ark


June 29, 2006 A team of Texas archaeologists believe they may have located the remains of Noah's Ark in Iran's Elburz mountain range.

"I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark," said Arch Bonnema of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (B.A.S.E) Institute, a Christian archeology organization dedicated to looking for biblical artifacts.

Bonnema and the other B.A.S.E. Institute members hiked for seven hours in the mountains northwest of Tehran, climbing 13,000 feet before making the apparent discovery.

"We got up to this object, nestled in the side of a hill," said Robert Cornuke, a member of the B.A.S.E. Institute. "We found something that has my heart skipping a beat."

At first, they didn't dare to hope it was the biblical boat.

"It wasn't impressive at first," Cornuke said. "Certainly didn't think it to be Noah's Ark. But when we got close, we were amazed. It looked similar to wood."

In addition, some B.A.S.E. members say, their discovery didn't look very distinctive.

"It looked like the deck of any boat today," Bonnema said.

Long Search for the Ark

The Bible places the Ark in the mountains of Ararat, a mountain range theologians believe spans hundreds of miles, which the team says is consistent with their find in Iran.

The Bible also describes the Ark's dimensions as being 300 cubits by 50 cubits about the size of a small aircraft carrier. The B.A.S.E. Institute's discovery is similar in size and scale.

"It is provocative to think that this could be the lost ark of Noah," Cornuke said

Throughout history, people have been searching for the Ark to help prove God's existence.

"There's this idea, if we can prove that the ark existed then we can prove that the story existed, and more importantly, we can prove that God existed," said Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God Was Born."

. . .



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pleco
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  16:53:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
I eagerly await the peer-review on this one...

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pleco
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  16:55:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
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"I can't imagine what it could be if it is not the Ark," said Arch Bonnema of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration (B.A.S.E) Institute, a Christian archeology organization dedicated to looking for biblical artifacts.


That sums it all up right there.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  16:56:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
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Originally posted by pleco

I eagerly await the peer-review on this one...

Don't hold your breath too long. These clowns have no peers.


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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  17:00:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
I particularly loved this part: "It looked similar to wood." How similar, I wonder. As similar as, say, stone? These guys are some kinda scientists, eh?




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Randy
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  17:30:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message
Straight from the hole of the asp, complete with pictures.
http://www.arkfever.com/

Walt Disney should have their imagination.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

"So you're made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?"
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  17:38:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
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Originally posted by Randy

Straight from the hole of the asp, complete with pictures.
http://www.arkfever.com/

Walt Disney should have their imagination.

Thanks for the link, Randy. This is clearly a particularly creepy bunch of fundies.


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pleco
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  17:42:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
Basalt Dike

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  17:57:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
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Originally posted by pleco

Basalt Dike

Right. Seen it just like that in the Columbia Gorge of Washington and Oregon. And this "basalt" stuff is what? Just old, hardened wood, right?


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Hawks
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  18:12:08   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Hawks's Homepage Send Hawks a Private Message
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"There's this idea, if we can prove that the ark existed then we can prove that the story existed, and more importantly, we can prove that God existed," said Bruce Feiler, author of "Where God Was Born."

I can imagine future archeologists uncovering the remnants of Los Angeles claiming that since they have found Metropolis, "we can prove that Superman (tm) existed".


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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  18:22:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
This is a photo of an ancient submarine found in Shiprock, New Mexico. It proves that the judeo-christian-muslim god does not exist, because ancient submarines are not mentioned in the bible. Right?

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pleco
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  18:24:12   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
More ancient wood.

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Pernicious
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  18:54:33   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Pernicious a Private Message
Someone needs to tell them not to open that Ark, their faces will all melt...


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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  19:17:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
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Originally posted by Pernicious

Someone needs to tell them not to open that Ark, their faces will all melt...



I think that one was the Mini-Ark, the one Moses had, and that the Romans looted.


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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  19:33:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Pernicious a Private Message
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I think that one was the Mini-Ark, the one Moses had, and that the Romans looted.



Yeah, I know, I just couldn't resist...

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Edited by - Pernicious on 07/03/2006 23:18:31
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filthy
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  02:24:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
Every couple of years or so, it seems, one of these things comes along and the arkophiles get all excited and ecstatic and orgasmic and noisy, and generally act like 15 year old delinquents with a new can of Krylon. They go straight to anyone with a printing press and/or microphone to tell anyone else who'll listen all about it so's they too, can become happily delusional. It's enough to make one wish they'd just go ahead and find the wretched thing and have done with it.

As something of an arkophile myself (but alas, not the 'good' kind), I get a chuckle out of these 'discoveries' because they pose a very interesting and contradictory problem for our Biblical Literalist friends: In order to verify that what they have is indeed the fabled Ark, the discovery must be dated. And how do we accomplish that, hmmm?

Why, with C-14 dating techniques, of course. There is really no other way to do it. Can't be done archaeologically, because, remember, the Flood destroyed everything whilst in the process of laying down the fossil record, and all construction would have taken place sometime long afterward due to a lack of material and personnel.

And what have they been claiming about radiometric dating in general and radiocarbon in particular for lo, these many decades....? Hmmm?

Ya gotta love 'em for it, though!




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Edited by - filthy on 07/04/2006 02:50:43
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