Monday, February 28, 2011

How to Make a Low-cost Ark

You may have heard that our friends at Answers in Genesis have plans to build a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark. This is going to take a lot of work and cost a great deal of money, so I have an interesting suggestion on how to get it built. It may take a longer, but it will save a lot of money and hard work.

The first thing to do would be to set up cameras at a number of different angles, so as to capture the building process from the beginning to the end. When construction is completed, the film can be sped up and the process can be seen in fast motion. This is for more than just entertainment.Once the cameras are in place, wait, and be very patient.

Wait and watch as the process of evolution does its wonderful work. No one has ever witnessed this fantastic scientific phenomenon. This is why the cameras are necessary. Finally, there will be empirical evidence for evolution. Future scientists will be fascinated to see what actually happens, because at present we have no idea how this will begin or what will happen when it does. However, we can hypothesize as to the process. Perhaps an extremely small splinter of gopher wood will appear from nowhere, and over the progression of time, form itself into a larger piece of wood. Maybe the wind and the rain will shape it so that it’s an inch thick, eight inches wide, and eight feet long.

Hopefully, other minute splinters that come from nowhere will form themselves into much larger and thicker wood, shaped for the skeleton of the structure. About 2,000 pieces will be needed and they will need to be uniform in size and shape.

Once this wonderful process has taken place and there is a pile of evolved wood, it will have to form itself into the skeleton of a large boat. When that is completed, the two or three thousand eight-foot outer planks are going to have to somehow secure themselves onto the ship’s outer frame.

The process of sealing the structure will also be interesting. The pitch will have to cover the whole structure. That will evolve from nothing, and get itself up onto the outer frame. If that doesn’t happen, the Ark won’t survive.

Evolution will no doubt work it out through the course of blind chance, hopefully leaving a door that is large enough for more wood to evolve and make it’s way into the belly of the Ark. Then it will need to shape itself into rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, and compartments).

Of course, anyone with half a brain knows that an Ark could never build itself… not in a million years. Then how about 4.5 billion years? Believers in evolution believe it could, given enough time. Yes, “time” is their magic wand that makes their unbelievable fairy tale believable.