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Offline Riddikulus

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Man in Holland builds replica of Noah's Ark
« on: October 15, 2008, 10:18:54 PM »
The massive central door in the side of Noah's Ark was opened for the first crowd of curious townsfolk to behold the wonder. Of course, it's only a replica of the biblical Ark , built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers as a testament to his faith in the literal truth of the Bible.
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Re: Man in Holland builds replica of Noah's Ark
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2008, 04:45:12 AM »
Try all they may, fundamentalists aren't going to prove the Gospel to anyone. Though I did find the comments on that article amusing--everyone seemed to instantly take this project for fact. Of course, some Dutch guy says it's like this, so it must be true. It's not even the correct size: The "replica" is 150x30x20 cubits, whereas the original was 300x50x30 cubits. The dimensions of the "replica" are not even proportional to the original. Not to mention that the "replica" has a deck and cabin--much, much later inventions in shipbuilding. Really, it looks more akin to Norse longboats than it does to anything Middle Eastern.

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