Ark of descent

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Feb. 20 2010 8:00 AM

Ark of descent

Recently the UK paper The Guardian posted an article stating -- without a shred of skepticism -- that Noah's Ark may have been round.

Sigh. OK, fine. But it gets better.

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The Institute for Creation Research -- given just their name, you might guess they haven't found a scientific fact they couldn't spin, fold, or mutilate... and you'd be right -- claims the article is wrong.

Why?

Because a round ark makes no sense.

And...

BANG!

There goes my irony gland again. Luckily it grows back quickly, because in this line of work I seem to need it a lot.

[Update: Without any comment, I'll just add this link here. The connection should be obvious enough.]