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Anchor stones of Noah's Ark have been found (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Anchor stones of Noah's Ark have been found (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.

Claim CH503.1:

Giant anchor stones found in the Durupinar area of the Middle East are too large and too far from water to have been transported by normal means. They are evidence for Noah's ark.

Source:

  • Wyatt, Ron, 1989. Discovered: Noah's Ark. Nashville, Tennessee: World Bible Society, pp. 21-22,24.
  • Fasold, David, 1988. The Ark of Noah, New York: Knightsbridge Publishing.


CreationWiki response:

Creation Wiki has no disagreement with Talk Origins on this point as would most creationists, except that they made an error in point number 2 .

Reference: Amazing ‘Ark’ exposé by Andrew Snelling, Ph.D. Geologist

(Talk.Origins quotes in blue)

2. The rock from which the anchor stones are made is volcanic rock found around Mount Ararat where the anchor stones were found, but not found in Mesopotamia (Iraq) from which Noah is alleged to have departed. If the stones were crafted by Noah, they would have come from the region where Noah came from, not where he landed.

While this is a minor point it needs to be made clear that the Bible does not say where in the world Noah built the Ark, so their argument about whether the rock these stones are made of is found in Mesopotamia is irrelevant. All it would show is that the Ark was not built there. However the fact that it is a type of rock found in the area does go against the claim that these are anchor stones from the Ark

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