Engineering analyses of Noah’s ark

Noah’s ark, if it existed, was an impressive piece of engineering. Here’s one detailed analysis of just how impressive:

The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark,” Robert A. Moore, Creation/Evolution Journa , issue 11 (Winter 1983)

Moore goes into considerable detail. He also laments the loss to humanity of the engineering expertise that must have gone into designing and building the vessel:

Noah’s primary contribution to humanity, his incredible knowledge of naval engineering, vanished without a trace, and the seafarers returned to their hollow logs and reed rafts. Like a passing mirage, the ark was here one day and gone the next, leaving not a ripple in the long saga of shipbuilding.

Years later, Glenn Moran reviewed a book called  Noah’s Ark: A Feasibility Study, by John Woodmorappe [El Cajon: Inst. for Creation Research,1996, 298 pp.] Moran writes:

Judging by the number of citations, this book is far and away a reaction to R.A. Moore’s 1983 article “The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark,” Creation/Evolution 11:1-43. At every turn Moore’s name and ideas are being countered or attacked.

Towards the end of the review, Moran writes:

To my suggestion that the carnivores when released, would start eating the few survivors of the Flood, Woodmorappe suggests that large numbers of carcasses which had been buried early in the flood were re-excavated and used as food for the carnivores.

(Thanks to investigator Lauren Maurer for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: Johan’s ark, in The Netherlands, as described by The Daily Mail. (Thanks to Kurt Verkest for bringing this to our attention.)

  • mat noir

    Obviously, Robert Moore never heard of Dr Who’s space-time traveling telephone-booth which is way, way “bigger on the inside.”