Noah’s Ark discovery is a hoax
Man, I’m so sick of the search for what is essentially an ancient allegory about redemption; the story of Noah’s Ark isn’t supposed to be taken literally, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to find the supposed location somewhere on Mt. Ararat. We know there was no global flood (there’s just not enough water for that to happen), and the distribution of animals around the world is a product of the continents separating from Pangaea roughly 250 million years ago . It was not the result of a 900 year old drunk and his incestuous family “saving” all the animals from God’s wrath. The fact anyone would entertain this story as reality demonstrates a rigidity of thinking and ignorance which can only come from religious faith.
The latest annoying “find” of Noah’s Ark comes from a Chinese filmmaker, who claims to be 99% sure that he’s found remains of the ship on Mount Ararat. Here’s a passage from their website:
Historical accounts dating back more than 2,000 years maintain that ‘Noah’s Ark came to rest in the mountains of Ararat after the Great Flood’. The same records can be found in the Bible and the Koran. In the local region, a saying passed down through the generations goes: ‘There is an ancient boat on the mountain’
So these historical records, are there any outside the Bible or the Koran, which is basically just a plagiarized version of the Old and New Testament? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
This hasn’t stopped these clowns from proclaiming with 99% certainty the wood they found must have definitely come from Noah’s Ark (sounds like they are rigorous scientists, doesn’t it?) There’s already mounting evidence the entire thing is a hoax, perpetrated by a bunch of creationists to make their religion seem a little more plausible.
To make a long story short: this is all reported to be a fake. The photos were reputed to have been taken off site near the Black Sea, but the film footage the Chinese now have was shot on location on Mt. Ararat. In the late summer of 2008 ten Kurdish workers hired by Parasut, the guide used by the Chinese, are said to have planted large wood beams taken from an old structure in the Black Sea area (where the photos were originally taken) at the Mt. Ararat site.
Wow, I’m so surprised all of this was total bullshit, and that moronic news organizations like Fox News and the National Post were tricked into thinking it was real (both organizations who cater to religious conservatives)! Guys, try doing a little research before posting a story. You’re making bullshit blogs like mine look almost professional by comparison.