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Blackwodin
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Message 254 of 453 (529570)
10-09-2009 6:55 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by pandion
08-19-2009 12:34 AM


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My opinion of Noah's ark is that that boat don't float.
  —Pandion
You're probably not aware of the logical fallacy you've committed but thankfully I'm here to point it out to you.
Depending on how you look at you've committed either an argument of incredulity or an argument from ignorance. If I may paraphrase, you are saying, "I/we don't know how this could be done so therefore it can't be don't."
We have very little information about the Ark so it is difficult to judge Noah's construction. Much has been written about the ship. You have cited some examples where engineers have struggled to build practical, large wooden ships. However, one problem with the examples you've cited is they were built for navigation including masts. This would have been an unnecessary feature on Noah's Ark and his ship would not have suffered for it. You have also failed to cite other examples such as Zheng He treasure ships which, according to some reports, were as long as the Ark.
Much has been written about this subject - far more than I can include here. But suffice it to say that your incredulity alone is not evidence that the Ark could not have been built.
Edited by Blackwodin, : No reason given.

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