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If Noah's ark existed, why can't we build it today?

And why are searchers unable to find this 450 to 500 foot boat in the mountains of Ararat? We have older vessels from Egypt and Great Britain that have been found, but one this big eludes us. Experts have set the limited length of a wooden vessel at 300 feet. Anything longer would be ripped apart in a violent sea. And following god's design of the ark the animals, babies or not, could not have FIT on the ark. Let alone food for all of them. Nor would they survive long. They would use up the air inside long before the 40 days and nights were over, dying of asphyxiation. Shouldn't a modern ship-builder be able to build and float this vessel if it ever existed?


Asked by witchqueen at 6:02 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Because it's a rip-off of other more ancient flood myths from other cultures. None of them are anything but stories made up to try and explain the melting of the ice-caps and glaciers after the last ice age and the flooding that would have been the outcome of that natural process.

    Answer by IhartU at 7:34 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • It's called faith...those who have it, do not need proof of the ark...we just believe in the power that created the reason behind it...I do believe that it existed...don't need proof...and all the science in the world will not make be believe otherwise.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 6:05 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Has someone tried and I missed it?

    It must stink spending your life trying to disprove others beliefs.

    With God ANYTHING is possible. Miracles....after miracles humans try to explain away.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:05 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • 'cause your not God! duh

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • LOL, I like that anon 6:06. people try to fit God inside our box of facts and logic.


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:06 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • are you wanting to convert WQ and are looking for answers or are you just stirring the pot?

    Whatever the reason for your attacks on Christians beliefs, remember God loves you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • You're talking about the same God who multiplied two loaves and two fish to feed a thousand.

    The same God that made Mana fall from heaven to feed all the Israelites freed from Egyptian bondage - all of them!

    You either believe God is a God of miracles capable of such things, or you don't. It's that simple.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • It's as simple as 1+1=2. God can do what seems impossible for mankind to do alone. He can do things that our carnal minds cannot rationalize with because, after all, he is God, and God can do anything, just as he made this earth. That's why one should have faith and quit trying to rationalize with their mind, instead simply have faith in God and he will show you the unexplainable, miraculous and supernatural blessings he has in store for you.


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:10 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • I know, for a fact, that scale replicas have been built. I have had the chance to see one. It would be over 300 feet long, I think, if it were life-size. So far as I know, no one wants to build a life size one b/c it would cost too much. As to the animals fitting, it is important to remember that Noah did not have to fit all the animals we see today on the ark- just the ones that existed then. The varieties we see now are the result of several thousand years' worth of in breeding and genetic mutation. From what I recall of reading the specs in the Bible passage, there was allowance made for both food storage and ventilation. Maybe modern ship builders are unwilling to build such a vessel because they believe it unnecessary to spend so much time and money for something that will, honestly, not give them any return on costs or labor. Can you imagine how much that would cost?

    Answer by preacherskid at 6:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2009