Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Noah's Ark Found! Now THAT Would Be A Miricale

A Disclaimer: I have linked to Fox News for the article for this post. They are awesome when it comes to credulous reporting.

They have done it! A group of "researchers" with, I shit you not, "Noah's Ark Ministries" claim to have found Noah's Ark. Guess where. Mount Ararat, of course! The same place that Noah's ark was found the last time. Of course, that wasn't the ark; it was a rock formation. They assure you, this time they are "not 100 percent that it is Noah's Ark, but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it."

You may be asking yourself at this point what makes them so sure.
The group claims that carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old, meaning they date to around the same time the ark was said to be afloat. Mt. Ararat has long been suspected as the final resting place of the craft by evangelicals and literalists hoping to validate biblical stories.

Ho hum. First thing is first: Who performed the carbon dating? Was it just one lab? What method did they use to date this material? The reason I ask these questions is because disingenuous creationists have a history of "carbon dating" material using the wrong method and then claiming all of history to be false. Now they are using carbon dating to confirm their findings. First, science is stupid. Now, we like science!

Next, I would like to know at what point great scientific and archeological findings are published via press conference. What about the scientific journals?

To recap, a group of "researchers" who obviously have something to lose in this whole debacle, went up on Mount Ararat, found Noah's ark, decided to forgo the scientific process, and just came out and said they are "99.9% sure" that it actually is Noah's Ark, all while not revealing anything about their method or any proof that there is actually a ship on the mountain.

Since we don't need scientific proof anymore, I am going to go ahead and say that the Noah's Ark Ministry is full of crap.

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