Working Replica of Noah’s Ark

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Working Replica of Noah’s Ark Opened In SCHAGEN, Netherlands .
Man Builds Noah’s Ark to the exact scale given in the Bible.The biblical Ark was built by Dutch Creationist Johan Huibers.The ark is 150 cubits long, 30 cubits high and 20 cubits wide.Life-sized models of giraffes, elephants, lions, crocodiles, zebras,bison and other animals greet visitors as they arrive in the main hold.
A contractor by trade, Huibers built the ark of cedar and pine.
Biblical Scholars debate exactly what the wood used by Noah would have been.
Huibers did the work mostly with his own hands, using modern tools and with occasional help from his son Roy. Construction began in May 2005. On the uncovered top deck – not quite ready in time for the opening – will come a petting zoo, with baby lambs and chickens, and goats, and one camel.


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    natedog

    also,

    I’M ON A BOAT, MOTHERFUCKER

    Lamb

    Termites.

    RSIxidor

    It only needs to work for 40 days.

    natedog

    they stayed on the ark for a year

    the rain lasted 40 days

    Puulaahi

    Not big enough.

    Twosixteen

    Stupid. Pointless.

    teezy weezy

    Replica?
    “A copy or reproduction” of something that never existed before…

    slag

    Two African elephants will eat approx 547,000 lbs of food in a year.

    Brody: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

    deuce

    It was built by a creationist? I’d have thought it’d be built by an atheist to show people once and for all… “There’s NO FUCKING WAY they fit 2 of every animal on earth in here!!!”

    KommissarKvC

    some people believe in lies so strongly that they will go to these extremes, have total evidence that what they know is a lie, and still tell themselves its possible

    fracked again

    He built a wood boat on a metal hull with a modern engine. Somebody was kind of particular about the parts he took literally.

    Kik Dogg

    How did he get the parking permit?

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    I desperately want to make fun of this guy. But its raining pretty heavily right now and even though I don’t believe in god, I do believe the universe has an ironic sense of humor.

    tiki god

    so he built it with his own hands, and he still believes in that shit?

    conan776

    Duh, people: rainbows.

    RSIxidor

    So the world wasn’t flooded completely, I certainly don’t believe that.

    There was an article I saw a while back that basically said that the world as these civilizations knew it may have flooded, when a larger sea overfilled a neighboring smaller sea that was previously blocked off by land. I haven’t seen anything that specifically refutes the idea the that some guy figured it was gonna get bad somehow, or just happened to have a big boat for no fucking reason, or some shit like that, and it happened to be ready when this flood happened. So, I do think its possible that the basis for this portion of Hebrew mythology comes from a guy who had a boat when the big sea overfilled the little sea, happened to have his family and probably some animals with him (certainly not two of every species, but perhaps two of every species that they considered important at the time) and lasted through the shitty flood.

    As far as how long it lasted, and how long they were on the Ark, I imagine a lot of that was built up as the story grew into myth. I’m also skeptical of the size of the boat.

    I just think most myths have a real origin, whether it be a hallucination or an exaggerated story of a regional flood.

    TheLotusEater725

    Actually Rissy there is ample biblical evidence that the flood was local. I never subscribed to the global flood myth anyways.

    confined

    or that virgin birth myth too eh? – ample bible evidence that mary was the town bike… another dodgy one was that coming back to life crap – other than that, its all pretty good. ( ohhh and talking snakes )

    Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    Genesis 6:15 says “the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits”. This replica has exactly one fifth of the total volume of the mythical Noah’s Ark.

    Wikipedia notes “Some deviations have been necessary such as building the Ark out of American Cedar and Pine over a steel hull rather than the enigmatic gopher wood specified in the Bible.”

    It isn’t a wooden boat, let alone a full size replica.

    Young-Earth creationists offer a thorough demolition of the local flood interpretation:

    www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v21/i3/flood.asp
    www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-c005.html

    As a young-Earth fundamentalist Christian, I spent a huge amount of time trying to figure out if science has been thrown off track by anti-Christian bias, or if the Bible is being misinterpreted. Science hasn’t gone off track. The Bible hasn’t been misinterpreted. It’s just wrong.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    The simplest explanation for the flood myth is that most cultures develop near rivers. All rivers flood from time to time. So its perfectly reasonable for any river culture to have a myth about an enormous flood.
    Whether or not the flood myth is partially true doesn’t tell us anything about whether or not the Bible is theologically true.

    fracked again

    Noah’s tale is just plagiarism of part of the Epic of Gilgamesh.
    www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/tab11.htm

    TheLotusEater725


    Agreed.

    @vast right wing conspiracy.

    I respectfully disagree. There is much misinterpretation in the flood myth.

    The concept of a global flood can be easily eliminated from a plain reading of Psalm 104,1 which is known as the creation psalm. Psalm 104 describes the creation of the earth in the same order as that seen in Genesis 1. The earth is described as a planet completely covered with water (verse 6, parallel to Genesis 1:9). God then causes the dry land to appear (verses 7-8,1 parallel to Genesis 1:9-10). The verse that eliminates a global flood follows: “You set a boundary they [the waters] cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth.” (Psalm 104:9)1 Obviously, if the waters never again covered the earth, then the flood must have been local. Psalm 104 is just one of several creation passages that indicate that God prevented the seas from covering the entire earth. al but rather local. From this we could make the educated assumption that the global flood was not global.

    As for the links you provided. As with most young earth articles and defenses Their rebuttals are poorly written and rely on either a literal interpretation or a deliberate mistranslation of the bible.

    whenever you read an English translation of the biblical account of the flood, you will notice that there are many words and verses that seem to suggest that the waters covered all of planet earth. One thing that should be considered is that today we look at almost everything from a global perspective, whereas the Bible almost exclusively speaks of local geography. You may not be able to come to this conclusion from our English translations, so we will look at the original Hebrew, which is supposedly the actual the word of God (I doubt god spoke to his prophets in english). The Hebrew words which are translated as “whole earth” or “all the earth” are kol, which means “all,” and erets, which means “earth,” “land,” “country,” or “ground.” you don’t need to look too far in Genesis (Genesis 2) before you find the Hebrew words kol erets. These words were often used to describe local geography and just so happen to be the exact words young earth creationists refer too when they say “SEE THE BIBLE SAYS IT WAS GLOBAL, QED” It’s the same exact thing with the initial creation of the earth. The word “yom” which is almost always translated as Day has THREE different meanings. All three of which support either an old earth or young earth creation.

    As far as the bible being wrong, i think you might be onto something about that.

    RSIxidor

    That doesn’t quite do it for me. I’d like to see more examples.

    storminator

    will there be a t-rex in the petting zoo, too? or will that be a stuffed animal in the platypus/polar bear/penguin/panda section?

    Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    thelotuseater725,

    I knew I should have just said that it was a factor of 5 smaller than the Biblical ark. I’ve read too many thousands of pages of comments such as yours, with virtually no one ever admitting that they changed their mind. I don’t want to add to that mass. If I find the Bible untrustworthy in things I can see, why should I trust anything it says about what I can’t see?

    Side note: November 24, 2009 was the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Most people have no idea how nice a book it is to read. I could wish for a theme day in honor of Darwin.

    RSIxidor

    @Vast:

    Well, I know that on that day some christians distributed quite a few of them, with an undermining preface.

    kocollins

    What a waste of wood.

    Animus

    Soooooo how long did god give noah to build his bigger boat?
    I mean it took this guy 4 years with modern tools…

    Twosixteen

    The phrase “biblical evidence” self-contradicts.

    T.G. Fisher

    Anyone that has made a serious study of the origins and evolution of religious beliefs knows absolutely that the bible is a crock of early science fiction, tribal legends and fairy tales. Only slack jawed fools, brainwashed idiots and hucksters looking for an easy buck quote it.

    steve-o

    Working in what sense? In the sense that he could get two of every species on the planet inside it? (or even 7, as it says in one version in the Bible).

    I think not.

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