In case you somehow missed my latest Freethought Examiner article, here it is! Please read, enjoy the comments – phew! – and leave a few yourself.
The reasons for doubting this alleged discovery are many, including the plethora of previous purported “arks” dating back centuries, a fact that immediately causes one to turn a jaundiced eye toward this one as well. There are also various scientific arguments against a global or even local flood and the subsequent dispersion of all human and animal life from Mt. Ararat. Moreover, the Bible itself doesn’t really state that the ark landed upon Mt. Ararat per se but only that it rested in the “mountains of Ararat.” (Gen 8:4) Nor does it indicate where “Ararat” was at the time, so it may not have been in Turkey. Also, the current structure in question has been pointed out to look quite modern in its appearance, so freshly preserved that it could have been created in the past couple of centuries….
Be sure also to read my updated article “The Myth of Noah’s Ark.”
Forum: Noah and the Flood