# Thread: 'Ark' Finding at Mount Ararat...impossible.

1. Lately, there has been a lot of press and TV coverage about an 'anomaly' at the 15,500 foot level of Mt. Ararat in Turkey, claiming to be the possible resting place of Noah's Ark.

Simply put, I want to put the lie to this claim through simple logic.

Think for a minute. How much water would be needed in order to flood the Earth to a level of 15,500 feet...

Well, you would need far more H2O than has ever existed on the planet, by far. This includes atmospheric water, all the ice caps. In fact, you would need more ice than Europa to do this, you would need thousands of feet of ice covering the entire Earth.

In that event, the Earth would have been uninhabitable. It presumes the Biblical Flood happened on an Earth that could not possibly exist.

The Ark, if it is still out there, is elsewhere...not at over 15,000 feet on the side of a mountain in Turkey. 8)

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3. Did your calculations take into account the possibillity of a mega tsunami? 8)

Cos that's what your opponents might say...

4. Originally Posted by Robert M. Blevins
Lately, there has been a lot of press and TV coverage about an 'anomaly' at the 15,500 foot level of Mt. Ararat in Turkey, claiming to be the possible resting place of Noah's Ark.
Simply put, I want to put the lie to this claim through simple logic.
I want to dismiss your refutation with simple logic.

The anomaly is at 15,500 feet today. How high was it at the time of the alleged Flood?

5. According to those that believe that this alleged flood occurred, the Earth is only about 10,000 years old. The height of Mt. Ararat was, indeed, probably shorter than 15,500 feet at that time. Perhaps it was only 15,350 feet? Still a lot of water.

For those interested in the topic, I wrote a review of the recent poppycock this past June by Cornuke and the B.A.S.E. Institute:
http://hotcupofjoe.blogspot.com/2006...-lost-ark.html

I also wrote a review of a book written by a couple of geologists regarding the Black Sea called Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About The Event That Changed History (Ryan and Pittman, 1998).

Part 1: http://hotcupofjoe.blogspot.com/2006...ahs-flood.html
Part 2: http://hotcupofjoe.blogspot.com/2006...ahs-flood.html

6. Who's to say that the Christian account of this story is correct and Mt. Ararat is the right location of the wrecked ark? The Muslims believe it's on Mt. Judi.

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but where did all of the rainwater come from? We all remember the water cycle from grade school: the water from the sea deposits itself in the mountains to be returned to the sea. But from where did all the flood waters originate?

7. If an Ark is found, it could be among many that have probably been lost to time. Most religious cultures around that time have stories indicating a "god" told them to build an ark to avoid a flood(s). It would be totally ironic if the ark turns out to be another ark from another religion!

8. Originally Posted by Robert M. Blevins
Think for a minute. How much water would be needed in order to flood the Earth to a level of 15,500 feet...
The thing is, if you are a religious person who is claiming that god did it then this isn't really a problem. Presumably god could have simply used his magic powers to create the flood water from nothing, and then made it all disappear when he wanted the flood to be over.

9. I suggest seeing this video, its has a few hillarious moments