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N221:  Noah's Ark only had to float, like a barge


Edited by Greg Neyman




Noah's Ark was intended to float like a barge, and it did not have to be seaworthy.  Its forward motion would have been nearly zero (i.e. it would have been stationary) 

Source:  Safety Investigation of Noah's Ark in a Seaway (



  1. The study mentions 8 factors involving the movement of the ark.  It omits forward motion

  2. Two other young earth creationists, Baumgardner and Barnette, have worked out a model of how water will flow on an earth filled with water.  The ocean currents peak at 194 miles per hour (87 meters per second), centered over the continents in gyres.  Thus, the ark would not have been stationary, but would have been forced away from the continent by these currents, and sent into the open ocean.  This invalidates the safety investigation done by these creationists


For more Reading:

Baumgardner and Daniel Barnette, “Patterns of Ocean Circulation Over the Continents During Noah’s Flood,”


Ark Study Flawed



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