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Noah's Ark

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The ark was afloat for about a year, and finally came to rest somewhere in the mountains of [[Ararat]]. This is believed by many to be the mountains in modern Turkey which bear that name (Gen. 8:4).
==ControversySearching for the Ark ===== Creationist zeal muddying the waters ===In 1977, Ron Wyatt promoted a site on Mount Ararat which he claimed was the remnants of Noah's Ark.<ref>http://www.wyattmuseum.com/noahs-ark-04.htm</ref> However, his findings have since come under criticism from a variety of sources including mainstream archaeologists and other Young Earth Creationists prompting [[Creation Ministries International]] and [[Answers in Genesis]], two of the world's largest creationist ministries, to make a general statement that Young Earth Creationists should not use Wyatt's claims since they are at best highly dubious.<ref>http://www2.andrews.edu/~merling/</ref><ref>[http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/2996/84/#Wyatt Arguments we think creationists should NOT use] (Creation Ministries International)</ref><ref>http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dont_use.asp</ref> == Criticisms ==
Supporters of Noah's ark contend that such a craft was entirely possible for ancients to build and would have been very seaworthy whereas the [[Epic of Gilgamesh]]'s ark was not seaworthy. <ref>http://www.worldwideflood.com/objections/ancients_incapable.htm</ref><ref>http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/noah.asp</ref><ref>http://www.users.bigpond.com/rdoolan/arksize.html</ref><ref>http://christian-thinktank.com/bigark.html</ref> The nautical engineering firm Shearer and Associates wrote regarding the ark that it would have been structurally sound and would have had sufficient stability and buoyancy for the cargo carried. <ref>http://www.asknoah.org/html/arkdesign.html</ref>
Young Earth Creationists have written a number of responses to such criticisms, such as John Woodmorappe's ''Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study''<ref>http://www.rae.org/noah.html</ref> which argues that ''kinds'' is not to be equated with ''species'', and that there would therefore be a much smaller number of creatures on the ark, and that there are ways that the humans on board could have cared for all the creatures on board. Creationary geologists have also pointed out that much of the Earth's geology is sedimentary (water-laid) rocks, as one would expect from a global flood.
 
In 1977, Ron Wyatt promoted a site on Mount Ararat which he claimed was the remnants of Noah's Ark. <ref>http://www.wyattmuseum.com/noahs-ark-04.htm</ref> However, his findings have since come under criticism from a variety of sources including mainstream archaeologists and other Young Earth Creationists prompting [[Creation Ministries International]] and [[Answers in Genesis]], two of the world's largest creationist ministries, to make a general statement that Young Earth Creationists should not use Wyatt's claims since they are at best highly dubious.<ref>http://www2.andrews.edu/~merling/</ref><ref>[http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/2996/84/#Wyatt Arguments we think creationists should NOT use] (Creation Ministries International)</ref><ref>http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/faq/dont_use.asp</ref>
== See also ==