Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Noah’s Ark Found! Uh…Again!

The Worldnutdaily credulously declares Noah’s Ark found one more time:

“It’s not 100 percent that it is Noah’s Ark but we think it is 99.9 percent that this is it,” Yeung Wingcheung, a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker and member of the 15-strong team from Noah’s Ark Ministries International, told Agence France-Presse.

The team says it recovered wooden specimens from a structure on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey at an altitude of 13,000 feet and that carbon dating suggested it was 4,800 years old.

Several compartments, some with wooden beams, are said to be inside and could have been used to house animals, the group indicated.

Several compartments that could have been used to house animals. You mean like….rooms? Like in a dwelling of some sort? Wow, I’m convinced. And you have to love logic like this:

The group of archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement, explaining one had never been found above 11,500 feet in the vicinity.

How terribly compelling. And the fact that the highest one found before the one found at 11,500 feet was at 9,000 feet proves that the one found at 11,500 feet could not be a human settlement too, right? Of course not. That would be applying logic in a consistent and coherent manner rather than engaging in special pleading.

Don’t worry. There will be some reason why the explorers can’t go back there and take others to the structure and show it to them. There always is.