May 6, 2013

Engineering analysis of Noah's ark

Improbable Research - Noah’s ark, if it existed, was an impressive piece of engineering. Here’s one detailed analysis of just how impressive:
The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark,” Robert A. Moore, Creation/Evolution Journa , issue 11 (Winter 1983)
Moore goes into considerable detail. He also laments the loss to humanity of the engineering expertise that must have gone into designing and building the vessel:
Noah’s primary contribution to humanity, his incredible knowledge of naval engineering, vanished without a trace, and the seafarers returned to their hollow logs and reed rafts. Like a passing mirage, the ark was here one day and gone the next, leaving not a ripple in the long saga of shipbuilding.
Years later, Glenn Moran reviewed a book called  Noah’s Ark: A Feasibility Study, by John Woodmorappe [El Cajon: Inst. for Creation Research,1996, 298 pp.] Moran writes:
Judging by the number of citations, this book is far and away a reaction to R.A. Moore’s 1983 article “The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark,” Creation/Evolution 11:1-43. At every turn Moore’s name and ideas are being countered or attacked.
Towards the end of the review, Moran writes:
To my suggestion that the carnivores when released, would start eating the few survivors of the Flood, Woodmorappe suggests that large numbers of carcasses which had been buried early in the flood were re-excavated and used as food for the carnivores.

3 comments:

Matt James said...

Re-excavated. Dug up a second time?

Anonymous said...

I want to now how they feed the animals and dealt with all the sh**t.

Anonymous said...

Jews did not have a written language at the time . Other cultures did and they wrote about the event . They also were warned and built ships . There was probably a lot of bodies floating around for meat eaters . The survivor from Egypt reported the sun rose in a different place afterward. Sounds like a polar shift .