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Old 24th November 2015, 10:39 PM   #1361
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Sorry to revive such an old thread, but they're back!!!

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.—More than five years ago, a Hong Kong-based team from Noah’s Ark Ministries International (NAMI) made headlines with the announcement of a discovery of an ancient wooden structure thought to be the ark of biblical times.

Now, the discoverer who led NAMI to the site at Mount Ararat in Turkey will be a part of a special event coordinated by Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu) at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, when new and exciting information about the discovery of the structure will be presented by a panel of eyewitness explorers and experts.

The Noah’s Ark presentations are planned for the day before the kickoff of the 22nd annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics, to be held at Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Oct. 16-17, so that a watching world can decide for itself if this evidence finally proves that the ark discovery is legitimate.
http://ses.edu/news-events/news/does...-to-noahs-ark1

I think the word we're looking for is gullible, or maybe dishonest.
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Old 28th November 2015, 08:05 PM   #1362
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They found Noah's Ark? Not again! What happened to the previous 99 sure-thing "discoveries"?
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Old 28th November 2015, 08:12 PM   #1363
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Originally Posted by Sherman Bay View Post
They found Noah's Ark? Not again! What happened to the previous 99 sure-thing "discoveries"?
The Ark Fleet is currently touring the world, putting animals back where they belong. Being only 3,000 years behind schedule hasn't really bothered them.
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Old 28th December 2017, 04:46 PM   #1364
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Noah's Ark rediscovered!

It's been found

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techa...YrC&ocid=wispr

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More than 100 international researchers recently convened for a three-day symposium to discuss new evidence that the Biblical ark from the Book of Genesis made landfall at Mount Ararat in Turkey, according to the Nation. One "ark hunter" in particular believe he’s found the ark’s final resting place.
“The result of my findings will be published in books, publications and journals, but at this point it is too early to know what we are going to find,” Raul Esperante of the Geoscience Research Institute said, according to the Nation. “Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.”

They followed certain signs which led them to the discovery


https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...s-ark-site.jpg
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Old 28th December 2017, 05:15 PM   #1365
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Originally Posted by Noztradamus View Post
It's been found

https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/techa...YrC&ocid=wispr




They followed certain signs which led them to the discovery


https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...s-ark-site.jpg

Wow! Ken ham will be doing cartwheels.

Did they find Noah's diary?
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Old 28th December 2017, 06:57 PM   #1366
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Did they find Noah's diary?
When last seen, it was being carried off by an African Swallow.
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Old 28th December 2017, 07:02 PM   #1367
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“The result of my findings will be published in books, publications and journals, but at this point it is too early to know what we are going to find,” Raul Esperante of the Geoscience Research Institute said, according to the Nation. “Once the scientific community knows about the existence of Noah’s Ark in Mount Ararat, we can make it available to the general public.”
Esperante. That would mean "hopeful", or some such.
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Old 28th December 2017, 10:00 PM   #1368
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That's not Noah's Ark, that's Noah's Yoni.
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Old 29th December 2017, 12:15 AM   #1369
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His c.v. on one site (the only one I checked) says Dr. Raul got his PhD in Paleontology from Loma Linda University.

1. Could someone with better Google Fu than me check. I find that they offer a PhD in Earth Sciences, not in Paleontology.
2. Some churches run some good schools. Loma Linda is run by the 7th Day Adventists. I have no idea what they stand for, but the institute he says he's from is also run by the 7DA.

It would seem his interest in this site is more as a 7th Day Adventist/Creationist than as a Dr. of Anything.
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Old 29th December 2017, 03:35 AM   #1370
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Originally Posted by Foolmewunz View Post
His c.v. on one site (the only one I checked) says Dr. Raul got his PhD in Paleontology from Loma Linda University.

1. Could someone with better Google Fu than me check. I find that they offer a PhD in Earth Sciences, not in Paleontology.
2. Some churches run some good schools. Loma Linda is run by the 7th Day Adventists. I have no idea what they stand for, but the institute he says he's from is also run by the 7DA.

It would seem his interest in this site is more as a 7th Day Adventist/Creationist than as a Dr. of Anything.
The Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchWP consists of Biblical literalists awaiting the imminent Second
Coming. My father's mother was one. I think we can rule out the likelihood of a scientific treatment by them of reports of Noah's Ark on Mt Ararat.
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Old 29th December 2017, 08:20 AM   #1371
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They said that carbon dating had revealed the wood to be around 4,800 years old, which conceivably places it in the same historical period as when the flood was said to have occurred.
But but but... they don't believe in carbon dating. So...?
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Old 2nd January 2018, 06:35 AM   #1372
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4800 years? Wow, amazing how many civilizations flourishing at the time of the Flood managed to simply hold their collective breaths and keep on keepin’ on....
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Old 2nd January 2018, 09:32 AM   #1373
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The Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchWP consists of Biblical literalists awaiting the imminent Second
Coming. My father's mother was one. I think we can rule out the likelihood of a scientific treatment by them of reports of Noah's Ark on Mt Ararat.
This "discovery" is at least 40 years old. I held in my hand a so-called fragment of the Ark my senior year in college. I was a Seventh-day Adventist then (a liberal and very critical one) Some Ark adventurer delivered an assembly lecture at my alma mater, now Southern Adventist University. He was mounting yet another expedition to recover Noah's Ark, and as proof of viability, he had pieces of cypress wood he claimed were from the Ark.

My friends in the Theology department were very impressed. One of them named Rick scored high on the gullibility meter. I went to a local railroad track and snagged a fragment of an old tie. It looked just like the so-called Ark fragment. Then I called Rick and a couple of other true believers to my room. I told them some BS about how I had obtained a fragment of the Ark of my own. They bought it. I could have sold him the piece. Before they made utter fools of themselves, I told them where I'd gotten the piece of wood, and why they should be critical of hucksters.

The lecturer presented a slide photo of that same oblong geological formation, claiming it was the remains of Noah's Ark. This scam has sure gotten a lot of mileage over the years.
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Old 2nd January 2018, 01:11 PM   #1374
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Esperante. That would mean "hopeful", or some such.
kind of "in wait" or "waiter", but it's Galician so it may mean something else.
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On a lighter note, its storming in the Netherlands at the moment and the replica Ark someone built (using reinforced steel and other contemporary methods) has been blown off its moorings.
As it turns out the thing is not actually sea or even lake worthy, so the passengers had to be rescued
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On a lighter note, its storming in the Netherlands at the moment and the replica Ark someone built (using reinforced steel and other contemporary methods) has been blown off its moorings.
As it turns out the thing is not actually sea or even lake worthy, so the passengers had to be rescued
It's OK. It just had to be Bible worthy.
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Originally Posted by Lukraak_Sisser View Post
On a lighter note, its storming in the Netherlands at the moment and the replica Ark someone built (using reinforced steel and other contemporary methods) has been blown off its moorings.
As it turns out the thing is not actually sea or even lake worthy, so the passengers had to be rescued
Yes, it's Johan's Ark, the earlier half-scale one. We've discussed them before.

Here's a tweet with a video.
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Originally Posted by Lukraak_Sisser View Post
On a lighter note, its storming in the Netherlands at the moment and the replica Ark someone built (using reinforced steel and other contemporary methods) has been blown off its moorings.
As it turns out the thing is not actually sea or even lake worthy, so the passengers had to be rescued

Well it's quite obvious that if the Ark got into trouble then the owners and patrons faith just wasn't strong enough.
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Well it's quite obvious that if the Ark got into trouble then the owners and patrons faith just wasn't strong enough.
That is little consolation for the owners of the yachts that were moored next to it and got damaged.
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