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CS Lewis on Heaven

There is no need to be worried by facetious people who try to make the Christian hope of “Heaven” ridiculous by saying they do not want “to spend eternity playing harps.” The answer to such people is that if they cannot understand books written for grown-ups, they should not talk about them. All the scriptural imagery (harps, crowns, gold, etc.) is, of course, a merely symbolical attempt to express the inexpressible. – C.S. Lewis

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Can Science Dismiss Noah’s Ark?

No wonder people think Noah’s Ark is unreasonable…

What is one thing we’re all sure of? The Bible is full of fairy tales and is not historically or scientifically accurate. And no, don’t even try to tell me that the Bible predicted the demise of an ancient city, or that it passes the bibliographic test better than any other document in its time-span, or that it is the most historically accurate document of all time, why would you even bring these things up, they are completely irrelevant, don’t be ridiculous.

Another thing that we are sure of is that science is infallible and if you disagree with science you are a close-minded moron. And no, the canals on Mars thing doesn’t count as a scientific failure. Neither does spontaneous generation. Or the Phlogiston theory.

With these obvious contentions in mind, let us address this article from “Science.mic”:

Can Science Explain Noah’s Ark? Why Logic Thoroughly Debunks the Biblical Story

By George, he’s done it! He categorically disproved the Betteridge’s Law of Headlines!

The answer, of course, is an unequivocal YUS. Yupperoo. Affirmative. Bingo.

Not only can science explain it but, some believe (myself included), requires it. But let’s take a look at the concoction brewing in this large pot.

The Bible is filled with impossible phenomena,

Sure. Those are commonly referred to as “miracles.” Impossible, until you factor in the existence of an all-powerful God such as the one described in the Bible.

One of the biggest issues with Noah’s Ark would have been the wide selection of animals aboard the boat. According to the Bible, you have the likes of lions and llamas, heavy animals but nothing too crazy. However…

Yes…

when factoring in the likes of dinosaurs, which would have been on the ship as well…

…you find that they would have needed to bring an extra supply of corn chips and salsa — real spicy. To appease the dinos, of course. You know they love their corn chips.

(Some Creationists will agree dinosaurs did exist, somehow to fit within the 6,000 year existence of Earth according to Genesis)

Yes, you see, it turns out that if the earth is only 6000 – 10,000 years old, all of those things that a lot of people say are billions of years old must then only be several thousand years old. You are very astute.

Now, some of the sharper atheists reading this might stop and say, “But isn’t there evidence that dinosaurs are much older than 6000 years?” Well, it depends on your definition of evidence. If you consider using inaccurate technology (with varied results) because it gives you numbers that fit with your godless worldview as evidence then yes, there is plenty of evidence.

And no, the fossil record is not a chart which is evidence of Evolution; it’s a chart that would be required to be true for evolution to be valid. The only way for evolutionists to get these numbers that match up with the fossil record (which they invented before they had a way to verify its legitimacy) is to use carbon 14 dating, which is why they continue to use it even though it is known to have serious flaws.

the weight [of the dinosaurs] would’ve been too much to sustain.

Until you consider that some dinosaurs full-grown were no bigger than chickens. Also, they could have been very young dinos. Reptiles are born small enough to fit into eggs. For more of a complete answer to this argument, you can read this article, which, uh Science.mic linked to themselves under “dinosaurs” just three quotes above.

Not to mention, you’d have eight people on board to take care of all these animals — no easy task.

Well, they didn’t really have anything else to do, did they? Besides, they had the God of the universe on their side.

“That would mean, for example, the brachiosaurus (two of them, of course), each of which weighed about 50 tons and reached 85 feet (26 meters) long,” Benjamin Radford wrote for LiveScience. “Even if two representatives all of Earth’s animals could somehow fit on the ark, enough space would be needed for drinking water and food for an entire year.”

Uh, already addressed the big animal thing, and as far as water goes, there’s kind of a surplus of water when there’s a flood. The Bible says Noah was to gather food for himself and the animals, and there was room enough for 70,000 animals. Answers in Genesis estimates that Noah would need to bring only 16,000 animals if “the most liberal approach to counting animals” was applied. That’s plenty of room, if you ask me.

That said, Russell Crowe certainly made it look doable in Noah.

See? Hollywood says it works.

postgraduate physics students at the University of Leicester confirmed through their metrics that the boat would have remained afloat, based on how big it would have been.

Yes. This is a surprise to… Too many people.

“You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work,” student Thomas Morris said in an interview with the Independent.

Yeah, it sure is funny how that made-up fairy tale book always seems to be scientifically and historically accurate. Except, of course, when it’s not, which is when it says that there needs to be a God.

I am literally dripping with sarcasm right now. Please excuse me while a get a paper towel to wipe off my keyboard.

That is, until you consider that a recent scientific study posited that there are 6.5 million different species of land animals on Earth.

Yes, but, as I’ve said, there are estimates that that number is artificially high and Noah only needed to take 16,000 animals on the ark.

Still, Bill Nye isn’t convinced…

Shocking.

With regard to Noah himself, Nye questioned his craftsmanship and ability to create such a vessel, particularly when he had to house so many animals.

Well, has Nye met Noah?

“Is it reasonable that Noah and his family were able to maintain 14,000 animals and themselves on a ship … that was bigger than anyone’s been able to build?” Nye questioned.

When you have the God of the universe on your side… I would say so. Answers in Genesis explains how using existing low-tech methods available to Noah at the time, the care for the vast number of animals was possible. Besides, if you actually believe in the laws of Thermodynamics, people were much, much more intelligent and probably physically fit back then when the gene pool wasn’t so corrupt.

Well, it turns out some people still think it’s reasonable.

What surprises me is that some people still think that it’s feasible that we all evolved from random specks of stardust that appeared out of nowhere because of an explosion of nothing and somehow mutated — many times over– in a positive way into the complex and efficient organisms and geographic formations today, which is, admittedly, impossible.

But it does allow for us to explain the existence of earth without God, so… where do you sign up?

Still, our gut is to go with what Nye thinks, and that means the story of Noah’s Ark is just that: a story.

[slidewhistle]

“So, yeah, all of our arguments may or may not hold up under the weight of science, but this famous evolutionist who would rather be strung upside-down on a wire and slowly tortured to death than admit Genesis is true says Noah’s ark was baloney without the sandwich, so we’ll just go with him, ok? After all, who needs “Logic” to disprove Noah’s Ark when you have a famous guy?”

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