Dutchman launches life-sized replica of Noah's Ark

by bats in the belfry 40 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • kurtbethel

    Never underestimate the ease of getting a fundamentalist to part with his money.

  • pseudoxristos

    Obviously not something that Noah would have built.


  • Heartofaboy

    Ever tried keeping exotic fish Perry?

    Their enviromental requirements are exacting!

  • Heartofaboy

    Buried tree fossils should be found everywhere if there was a GLOBAL flood.

    The fact they are found in some areas is not proof of a GLOBAL flood but rather that only the areas where they are found at sometime in the distant past suffered a catastophic flood.

  • Perry

    Fossil fuel

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Oil and gas" redirects here. For other uses, see Oil and gas (disambiguation). Page semi-protected Coal, one of the fossil fuels.

    Fossil fuels are fuels formed by natural processes such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. The age of the organisms and their resulting fossil fuels is typically millions of years, and sometimes exceeds 650 million years. [ 1 ] Fossil fuels contain high percentages of carbon and include coal, petroleum, and natural gas. [ 2 ] They range from volatile materials with low carbon:hydrogen ratios like methane, to liquid petroleum to nonvolatile materials composed of almost pure carbon, like anthracite coal. Methane can be found in hydrocarbon fields, alone, associated with oil, or in the form of methane clathrates. Fossil fuels formed from the fossilized remains of dead plants [ 3 ] by exposure to heat and pressure in the Earth's crust over millions of years. [ 4 ] This biogenic theory was first introduced by Georg Agricola in 1556 and later by Mikhail Lomonosov in the 18th century.

    So the standard bloviation is thus: coal takes millions of years to form, EXCEPT in those areas where trees vertically penetrate multiple coal sediments. Since obviously those trees weren't standing in tact for millions allowing the coal to form around them, then only in those instances was a flood involved and rapid coal formation happened. Everywhere else, where there is not obvious evidence to the contrary, coal formed differently over vast periods of time and a flood was not involved.

    Millions of years is a fairy tale for adults. It is not scientific as these door knobs embedded in coal illustrate.

    It is sad to see folks exit one small dictitorial cult only to enter into a much larger one.


    Hasn’t the floating Dutchman got better things to do?

    Now if I thought the whole earth was about to be flooded and only me and my family were to survive, I wouldn’t make or buy a boat. I would hire one. After the flood it would mine to keep - that’s if all the dead corpses floating around didn’t pollute MY earth.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    This reminded me of the response I get asking how there could be millions of species on earth today when there could only have been room for a few hundred animals on the ark...

    The biblical notion that millions of species of animal, insect, and disease evolved from what would fit in a wooden box 4000 years ago is the most radical theory of evolution ever shoved down any throats.

    Even the Jews don't take a lot of the OT literally.

  • james_woods

    Why does he have it loaded on a barge? Doesn't it float on its own?

  • cofty

    Perry - Please tell me which books on evolution you have read thoroughly - books written by creationists don't count.

    Every living thing on earth evolved from a common ancestor over millions of years. The only people who deny this are willfully ignorant of the facts or religiously motivated or both.

    Unless you are going to make the effort to study evolution why should anybody waste time and effort discussing a difficult subject with a copy-paste Wiki expert?

  • TD
    Let me get this straight - he's created this massive structure using only materials and methods available in the Bronze Age. And it holds together and even floats. And it'll ride a few waves now and again when the flood gets a little bit scary. Right, okay then. But here's the big miracle - he has presumably got public liability insurace so that he can allow visitors on board. All without any hint of any modern construction techniques. Wow!


    Actually, the whole project is oversold on the internet. The model in question is not seaworthy and would not float at all if it were not for the metal flat-barge it sits on.

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