A few weeks ago, we were watching a documentary on Noah's Ark, and the possibility that it is buried atop a mountain in the middle-east. It seems even the US government has sent explorers and has interest in whether its existance is factual.
equal to the capacity of 569 modern railroad stock cars.
...Morris and Whitcomb ... state that no more than 35,000 individual animals needed to go on the ark.
....Woodmorappe suggests that far fewer animals would have been transported upon the ark. By pointing out that the word "specie" is not equivalent to the "created kinds" of the Genesis account, Woodmorappe credibly demonstrates that as few as 2,000 animals may have been required on the ark. To pad this number for error, he continues his study by showing that the ark could easily accommodate 16,000 animals.
But, let's be generous and add on a reasonable number to include extinct animals. Then add on some more to satisfy even the most skeptical. Let's assume 50,000 animals, far more animals than required, were on board the ark, and these need not have been the largest or even adult specimens.
Once aboard, many have suggested that Noah's problems really began, with only 8 people to feed and water, to provide fresh air and sanitation for the huge menagerie of animals for a total of 371 days. However, a number of scientists have suggested that the animals may have gone into a type of dormancy. It has been said that in nearly all groups of animals there is at least an indication of a latent ability to hibernate or aestivate.
Lily wrote:I enjoy seeing people going to great lengths to explain fairy tales "scientifically"
There is another theory that the flood myth might have described a catastrophic event in the Bosporus, where the mediterranean sea broke through and raised the level of the Black Sea by several meters. Remains of prehistoric villages below the waterline have been found.
HighWayChild wrote:I wonder if there is some esoteric meaning in the ark, freemasonry seems to think so, royal 'arch/ark' degrees, rites etc. I also read it could have purely geometric connotations associated with the old mystery schools. Symbolic ark anyone? anyway am off 2 read them, pce
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