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    is it even possable that a arc this size could have ever possabley floted?
    i mean it was 450x75x45 feet made out of wood and had 3 decks
    and the storms lasting 40 days
    and floods remaining for 260 days?
    and what realy disturbs me is at the end Noah and family told to multiply and repopulate the earth.
    1.all the animals depicted wouldent be able to fit in the boat
    2.the boat that size wouldent be able to sutane its shape being made out of wood
    3.would they be able to survive 300days on a boat? im shure thay cant eat eny of the animals they brong
    4.they only brong 2 of every kind of animal!
    so when they had babys the babys would have to reproduce with there parents or them selfs!!!
    5. only noahs fammaly was left. WTF? there gona reproduce with each other?
    THAT WOULD MAKE MUTATIONS is no wonder everyones so meny people are stupid theses days!


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    If I'm being closed minded, I'd say its from this:

    A mix of this Deluge and this Deluge, then Chineese whispers. But I do believe in the great flood.

    There is another flood I believe in too. I am a monument to all your sins.


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    i dont think that was a scientific answer to my question was it?
    that seamed more like a religious outlash at me
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    He's got my buddy here with his tentacles; the flood's leader.
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    um..ok what has that to do with this topic? :?
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    The flood. I was joking because I'm a little into Halo
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    wtf dud.. im being seriuse about this thread im not jokeing stop spamming meaningless things
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    I posted my serious topic, the flood idea (if I'm being closed minded) is a mixture or the real floods that would have happened because of the ice caps melting and the biblical addition. Thats all it bottles down to. A boat like that in the terms that The Bible says for all I know could have been done for the reasons it says within it. I don't know though because I know naff all at the end of it, all I can do is theorised. And crack jokes. If you said something about the ark of the covenant, well I could chuck two things in there for starters .
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    hmm. ok ill ask a mod to delete all the halo stuff and everything after the halo
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    If that happens, all posts from your original post will be deleted, so on the menu it will say 0 posts. I think my points are decent anyway and both contain seriousness and humour.
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    wait a mod cant just delete one thread?
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    They can, or trash it. One or the other. If Megabrain were still here, I dunno. You'll probably get a few posts on top of ours eventually anyway, but ones that will show reasons behind Noah's ark being gobblydegook. So thats personally why I don't bother asking these kind of questions any more, folks already have one path set; negativity, so what dabble in that?
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    there need to be a delete thread opotion for people who created the thread
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    I understand there is geological evidence of an enormous flood taking place in the persian/middle eastern region about that time. Specifically the Iranian region.
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    there was really a flood and it was big Noah and family had no choice but to reproduce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youssef
    I understand there is geological evidence of an enormous flood taking place in the persian/middle eastern region about that time. Specifically the Iranian region.
    enormous, yes, but still localised - there is no evidence that this was a global event
    considering that worldwide events usually leave a telltale geological marker bed, and the fact that these haven't been found across the globe is imo good evidence that there was no global flood
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    The Flood rings like the kernel of a creation myth in its own right. Maybe it was an earlier myth, competing and awkward to the early Abrahamic monotheists (Muslims/Jews/Christians), so they absorbed it.

    In the beginning all was water... hmm...

    Perhaps Noah personifies a migration of ordinary people, across ordinary water, later mystified? The Koranic account only mentions Noah's people, not the whole Earth. And Noah is supposed to have invented animal husbandry. So, look for some migration where the settlers did carry livestock to a new land.

    Mount Ararat is an imposing landmark - it is to Armenia and surrounding area what Mount Fuji is to Japan. So one might reference this peak to indicate the region, not the mountain itself, I think. OK, "Noah's people landed at Ararat"...? It lies between the Caspian and Black seas. Anybody bring animals across one of those, a long time ago?

    Or did the (eternal) mountain substitute for some obsolete country of the earlier myth?
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    An attempt at some 'scientific' answers for you:

    1. Arguably very true. But remember that the concept of 'the world' was likely much smaller than today - when we actual see the world as global. Chances are back then, only one continent (if that) was regarded as the known world. So it's maybe possible that they could bring all the animals from the region that they saw as the world.

    2. The Wyoming (1909) was about this size. And yes, while it did flex and leak in HIGH seas, chances are that water flooding land would be comparitively calm compared to the open oceans, since it is so shallow. So maybe such a vessel could hold together without breaking up.

    3. The length of the actual flood is in dispute. So chances are they were only at sea for a month or so - something that is arguably very managable.

    4. Many animals are imbred. Rats will breed exponentially from just a single pair... yes, they are insestuous. As are Cheetahs, which are so imbred that most of them suffer bad eyesight problems.

    5. Well yes, very questionable... but then so is the story of Adam and Eve. This, I think, is where the story takes on metephorical aspects.
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    Read up on the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in the 1980s. What is so unbelievable about Adam and Eve. (I am partially humoring you.)
    "When you eliminate the inpossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbbable, must be the truth"- Sherlock Holmes
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