Noah’s Ark, discovered yet again

Evangelical Christian “Arkeologists” have again claimed to have discovered Noah’s Ark, this time in Iran. On a recent (second) trip to the site, the explorers included “some of America’s leading businessmen, an attorney who has argued several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and two leading apologists,” including Josh McDowell. The main explorer is “international explorer and author” Bob Cornuke of the “BASE Institute,” a former Costa Mesa, CA police officer. Unfortunately, they apparently forgot to bring along any scientists (it’s not clear if the “oil and gas geologist” quoted in the article was present on the expedition–but his quote is rather less than an endorsement).

The linked-to website has some rather less than astounding photographs.

Ed Brayton has ably dissected some of the claims in the report, and I comment a bit more on my own blog.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04505555934120283271 Gabe

    Oh goody, maybe now we ship off all these Jesus Freaks :-)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10407211641091145197 Shlomo
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13900843579715907140 John W. Loftus

    I’ve commented as well here.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06988608520947286272 Shahryar

    This guys should study the Mahabharata which quite clearly gives the position of the Ark as on the highest peak of Himavat.

    “And, O king, the fish diligently dragged the boat through the flood for many a long year and then, O descendant of Kuru and ornament of Bharata’s race, it towed the vessel towards the highest peak of the Himavat. And, O Bharata, the fish then told those on the vessel to tie it to the peak of the Himavat. And hearing the words of the fish they immediately tied the boat on that peak of the mountain and, O son of Kunti and ornament of Bharata’s race, know that that high peak of the Himavat is still called by the name of Naubandhana (the harbour). “


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