Excuse me if this has already been pointed out, I've only read 5 pages so far.
Having read all the links offered, emailed the Laboratory as one other person did, and read some other bits and pieces, I'm on the side of "This is
not Noah's Ark".
Not many real scientists seem to agree with this story so far.
Sumerian texts are the origins of Genesis, this is a well recognised fact, although not well known outside of those who study and read on the
So, in those texts it says God, the God Enki who created us, was told of a coming devastation in a Council of 12 (Gods) meeting which included Enki's
father Anu.. the one most high. In this meeting he argued to tell his creations, Us, of the coming catastrophe.
But Enki's brother Enlil, who hated him with a vengeance, hated us humans and wanted us gone for good. This catastrophe would be good for him if the
humans perished. He then argued not to tell the humans, and the Council of 12 upheld his proposal.
Enki was now made to take an Oath not to tell a human about the coming disaster. He retired to his apartments and called his most favoured human,
Utnapishtim aka Noah and told him to sit behind a reed screen.. aka a Wall.
He then "told his woes" to the Wall, so that he would not break his Oath to the Council of 12. While doing so he put forward information on how to
construct a Su-Le-Le (Underwater Boat) that was to be sealed with the naturally occuring bitumen of the area.
So, based on those instructions an Ark is more likely to be a cylinder shape, and since Enlil had perfected their study of Genetics it is more than
likely that the two of every animal bit was more Genetic Material than living animals.
Just something to think about.
Now, in the Sumerian texts it also tells us that the last time The Gods, what we call "Elohim", were on our world they brought "scribes" from all
continents and told them the tale of Genesis. Every detail was to be recorded, inlcuding how our Solar System was formed and by what forces, how each
planet looks from up close as well as their Mass and Sizes.
More importantly, the recorded story told of the Genesis of Mankind. In good detail it shows 50,000 of our years in history starting with the question
"What makes a thing in the likeness of its image" and finalising in the second human being model called The Adamma, or Adam which is the personal
name we know it as. This is Homo Sapien Sapien, created from a mix of Upright Walking Man (Homo Erectus) and Anunnaki Genes. It is Us.
The recorded story every scribe was to take back to their own people so long ago also included the Deluge, or Biblical Flood, and its aftermath.
I think this is why each culture has the same core myths of the Flood, fighting sons of Gods, those same sons taking human women for physical
Thanks for letting me share.
Edit to fix Enki's name.
[edit on 4-3-2010 by Tayesin]