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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Well they obviously found something very old and interesting. Whether it's Ark? who knows? I just hope more comes to the surface.
Ark or no Ark
Black Sea deluge theory
Black Sea today (light blue) and in 5600 BC (dark blue) according to Ryan and Pitman's hypothesis.In 1997, William Ryan and Walter Pitman published evidence that a massive flooding of the Black Sea occurred about 5600 BC through the Bosporus, following this scenario. Before that date, glacial meltwater had turned the Black and Caspian Seas into vast freshwater lakes which were draining into the Aegean Sea. As glaciers retreated, some of the rivers emptying into the Black Sea declined in volume and changed course to drain into the North Sea. The levels of the lakes dropped through evaporation, while changes in worldwide hydrology caused sea level to rise. The rising Mediterranean finally spilled over a rocky sill at the Bosporus. The event flooded 155,000 km2 (60,000 sq mi) of land and significantly expanded the Black Sea shoreline to the north and west. According to the researchers, "Ten cubic miles [42 km3] of water poured through each day, two hundred times what flows over Niagara Falls ... The Bosporus flume roared and surged at full spate for at least three hundred days."
Samplings of sediments in the Black Sea by a series of expeditions carried out between 1998 to 2005 confirmed the conclusion of Pitman and Ryan. These results were also completed by the Noah project led by the Bulgarian Institute of Oceanography (IO-BAS).[page needed] Furthermore, calculations made by Mark Siddall predicted an underwater canyon that was actually found.
Originally posted by kingofmd
Originally posted by adriantba
Um, how did Noah keep enough food for our 10 million species ?
Also, was it big enough to hold all the whales, sharks, and elephants ?
Was it climate controlled to allow them all to survive ?
How did he traverse the world collecting them all ?
After the flood was over did he drop them all in one location, or traverse the world to drop them off individually ?
How did he catch that really fast cheetah that can run up to 120 km/h or 75 mph?
I'm just curious, that's all, must be one hell of an ark.
1. Noah brought 2 of every "kind" not species. For example 2 wolves can account for the hundreds of dog species that exist today. There is no point in bringing every sepecies. With 2 muts you could essentially breed out most of the species in existance today within 10 generations ............
6. Again, animals came to Noah, but cheetahs are the result of centuries of natural selection/speciation. They did not exist back then (hence no fossils)
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by saabster5
Yeah, that was something I couldn't quite get my head around.
I googled it and all I could find is articles talking about mm, cm and metre rises in the sea levels.
And that is if all the glaciers, ice caps, permafrost etc continues melting at alarming rates.
The amount of water required to raise a boat to 4000metres above sea level is immense and would possibly require the whole polar ice caps to melt.
This would take centuries to occur.
The Bible says it rained as well and that the whole flood etc occurred over 40 days.
How much water would be required, in this short period to lift a boat up 4000metres, even if it were just a local flood.
Levels remained the same for 110 days then it took 73 days for levels to reduce.
All this water disappeared in just over two months.
Originally posted by DrHammondStoat
Two of every kind is still a huge number of creatures to be crammed on to a boat.
Originally posted by nophun
If they just stopped with stupid crap like Noah's ark I would probably not laugh at them half as much.
Anyone that believes some old dude built a boat big enough for 2 every animal on earth, then "god" flooded the earth, and then hid all evidence of a global flood ... should be on medication.
[edit on 27-4-2010 by nophun]
Originally posted by saabster5
The difficult thing for me to wrap my tiny insignificant brain around is where did the water go? 4000m of water above today's current sea levels to place this "Ark" on a mountain has to go somewhere? I believe if an "Ark" did exist we would find it close or around today's current sea levels. 4000m of water on a localized level is unfathomable. 4000m on a regional level is beyond unfathomable. That much water would have to come from somewhere. Ice Age couldn't account for that much water. 4000m of water just doesn't evaporate overnight, let alone 4800 years. The water that is here on earth today has taken millions of years to develop. I guess after the great flood, God asked Mel Brooks for his Mega-Maid and sucked up all the excess water.