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USS Oregon & Noah's Ark

Discussion in 'Creationism' started by dunash, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. dunash

    dunash New Member

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    It is claimed that "Naval architects rediscovered that the Ark's dimensions were the optimum for riding stormwaves with maximum stability, making it completely uncapsizeable. The 1935 USS Oregon was constructed to exactly the Ark's ratios, and is considered to have been the most seaworthy warship ever built."

    Yet elsewhere it is said that the source of this claim is "Lost Cities of China, Central Asia and India" by David Hatcher Childress, described as "a rogue adventurer and a maverick". The USS Oregon was 348x68x24 feet. The Ark was 450x75x50 feet ie significantly different ratios. Patrick McSherry documented the Oregon's entire life and wrote that "it rolled excessively until retrofitted with bilge keels".

    Is the famous comparison in Creationist circles between the two ships a myth & a red herring?
     
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  2. juvenissun

    juvenissun ... and God saw that it was good.

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    The whole thing sounds like some soap opera conversations to me.
     
  3. MatthewDiscipleofGod

    MatthewDiscipleofGod Senior Veteran

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    I never heard of the comparison. I can say though that this site has a load of ark information and is an excellent source on this subject.
     
  4. dunash

    dunash New Member

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    According to a creationist article George W.Dickie designed the USS Oregon's 348x69x24 feet
    to the same ratio as the Ark's 300x50x30 cubits. But the ratio doesn't
    seem to be close.
     
  5. Biblewriter

    Biblewriter Senior Member Supporter

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    I know it is possible for such a thing to happen twice, but this story was originally told about a ship in the Royal navy of Great Briton.
     
  6. dunash

    dunash New Member

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    Have you the name of the RN ship?
     
  7. Biblewriter

    Biblewriter Senior Member Supporter

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    Sorry, no.
     
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