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ERTS satellite photographed Noah's Ark in 1973 (Talk.Origins)

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This article (ERTS satellite photographed Noah's Ark in 1973 (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 CH502.2:

The Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) photographed Noah's ark in 1973.

Source: LaHaye, Tim and John Morris, 1976. The Ark on Ararat, Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc. and Creation Life Publishers, pp. 203-206.


CreationWiki response: (Talk.Origins quotes in blue)

1. ERTS does not have sufficient resolution to photograph the ark. An object of the expected size (appx. 450 by 75 feet) would occupy about one pixel of the image. The object in the photograph that was claimed to be the ark is much too big (Bailey 1989, 91; LaHaye and Morris 1976).

The fact that Talk Origins cites LaHaye and Morris in their response shows that they indicate as much in their book. This was probably done to show that they do take a critical look at these reports.

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