Many times in the recent weeks, I have heard statements to the effect of "you dont understand biblical science", "science proove the bible right" etc. I want to begin by saying i really like it when people make those kind of broad, sweeping statements because when each party in a discussion come clean about what they believe to be true, you can easier get down to a factual discussion.
And i really do want to understand biblical science. I has spend a long, long time reading cuts-and-pastes on this site, and i have read a large part of the content on AIG. But i have never seen an author of any of these articles address the question that is at the very heart of the two original statements; namely what are the facts of noahs ark. More precicely, i want to ask the following question:
Which quantitative predictions of the world that has later been observed to be true has been made based on the Noahs Ark/flood hypothesis?
Its my observation that evidence FOR noahs is allmost never discussed. Its allways how various dating methods fail, how geology fail, etc - a negative and often not very fact-based discussion. So i want to play the ball into the other court and ask the question above - notice that the above statement are held by most scientists as the defining property of a scientific theory.
I can give an example from other theories: General relativity. General relativity predict that two bodies orbing each other while rotating (think of the earth and a sattelite) will experience "frame drag". This follows easily from Einsteins equations, but it took allmost 90 years to verify it by gravity probe B. The existence of such predictions make general relativity a theory, and if frame dragging is actually observed it will be held as a more accurate theory for the world.
Another example: plate tectonics. If one assume south/north america and europe/africa was once connected, that makes a lot of predictions about the kind of rocks (type and magnetization) which are found at the boundaries of the continents in question. This can later be verified by geology, and that makes plate tectonics a theory.
So, what predictions does noahs ark make? Most theories make a lot of predictions, so dont be afraid to list multiple per post!