Thursday, April 29, 2010

Desperate to believe: Noah's Ark Discovered .... Again

Beware of "evangelical archaeologists"

[photo: Mt. Ararat - site of 'discovery']

Dr. Randall Price was the "archaeologist" on the Chinese-led team in 2008 when this alleged discovery was first made.
A leaked email from Price – which he confirms that he wrote – shows that a group of local Kurdish men trucked wood up to the mountain and staged an elaborate hoax for the Chinese team.

Dr. Randall Price, an evangelical Christian and former member of the Chinese-led team that announced this week’s finding, is director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the conservative Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Although he is referred to as an archaeologist, like many "evangelical archaeologists" ... he has no formal science education in the field.

What is really interesting is that the "evangelical archaeologists" claim the wood has been carbon dated to 4800 yrs old. Funny.... Christian fundamentalists and creationists often reject carbon dating as invalid, maintaining that it is impossible for the earth to be billions of years old.

If I had a nickel for every contradiction ....


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