LOL Yes there's plenty of holes in that, and all of the other Biblical stories. Here's a question. Which would be your choice? Go with Noah aboard his massive wooden arc or serve as a crewmember on the maiden voyage of the Titanic? My chances of survival would be better as a crewmember of the Titanic. If you chose Noah's arc, you're guaranteed to be fish food. Simply because the arc would sink like a rock simply because it's too heavy to float. I'm not going to get into the other ridiculous notions of a worldwide flood, etc.
I like the dumbfounded look on Joe's face at the end of the video.
Not necessarily true that it was too heavy to float - several well documented wooden ships were close to the same size. Plus, of course, it is not weight that makes a ship sink - it is the density of the entire design. If the weight of an equal volume of water is less than that of the boat the boat will sink. Certainly a modern aircraft carrier or supertanker weighs far more than Noahs ark and they float fine. Either probably carries more cargo than the ark weighed let alone the weight of the ship itself.
Of course, that doesn't address the weight of Noahs cargo; that additional weight would almost certainly sink the ark even if he took nothing but known animals and not those from the entire world.
A steel ship is much lighter and stronger than a wooden ship of the same size. The largest wooden vessel build was the Rochambeau at 377 feet built in built in 1865. This French ship was an iron-clad ship built in New York. About 50 feet (15 m) of her length was a ram. She was not particularly stable or seaworthy, even with her substantial metal components, and only made one voyage in the open ocean to reach her new owners. The second largest was the Petoria. An American barge built in 1900 for use on the Great Lakes. To strengthen its wooden frame and hull, it included steel keelson plates, chords, arches, and also was diagonally strapped with steel. A donkey engine powered a pump to keep its interior dry. It sank in 1905. Third, is The Great Republic. This American ship used iron bolts, and reinforced with steel, including 90 36 foot 4x1 inch cross braces, and metal keelsons. The MIT Museum noted that: "With this behemoth, McKay had pushed wooden ship construction to its practical limits.".The over-all-length including jibboom was 400 ft. As for the arc, The Bible says its dimensions was 300 cubits x 50 cubits wide x 30 cubits tall. Now to define a cubit. Lets use the Ancient Eqyptian cubit which is 52.3 and 52.9 cm (20.6 to 20.8 inches) in length. Lets use 20.7 inches = 1 cubit. So the arc was 517.5 feet long x 86.25 feet wide x 51.75 feet tall. I don't see it happening. The Keel alone whould be so massive and insanely heavy, how it could be shaped and moved into place to be fitted. Let alone it would be so spliced together, it would be a lost cause. All this before the Iron Age. Sorry, this Noah story isn't holding water.
The veracity of the story lies ultimately upon the fact that the modern man dismisses it as totally ridiculous.
For if it is so now then it must be so then and that negates it's own existence.....
but it exist.
Just a gentle hint, mikadamianuts - HP is not a social site where the goal is to get followers. It is considered rather bad form or etiquette to ask to be followed. For yourself, follow those that write hubs of interest to you and concentrate on your writing rather than trying to get followers.
And welcome to HP - it's a great place to learn and to write.
Ohh, thank you for that. Big help! Sorry and thank you again!
No harm done. Just have fun here and write great hubs. Visit the forums occasionally and put in your own two cents (caution - the religious and political forums can get a little rough). The followers (and readers) will come with time.
Now - get to work writing those hubs (cracks whip)!
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