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Noah's arke - it's not just John Wilkins

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  • terry foreman
    A Biblical Blueprint Meets the Fire Code and the Neighbors DORDRECHT, the Netherlands — If Noah had run into the modern nanny state, or nimby, or a few of
    Message 1 of 3 , May 29 7:50 PM
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      A Biblical Blueprint Meets the Fire Code and the Neighbors

      DORDRECHT, the Netherlands — If Noah had run into the modern nanny
      state, or nimby, or a few of the other obstacles that Johan Huibers
      has been facing, the animal kingdom might look a lot different today.

      Mr. Huibers, 60, the successful owner of a big construction company,
      has spent the last few years building an ark, identical in size to the
      one Noah is said in the book of Genesis to have built: 300 cubits in
      length, or 450 feet; 30 cubits high, or about three stories; and 50
      cubits, or 75 feet, wide. The cubit of the Bible, Mr. Huibers said,
      was the distance between finger tips and elbow, or in his case roughly
      18 inches.

      He is building the ark out of Swedish pine, because some versions of
      the Bible describe the wood God ordered Noah to use as “resin wood,”
      which Mr. Huibers says is pine.

      “We should finish by the middle of July,” he said, leading a visitor
      through the ark’s cavernous decks, still rich with the smell of fresh
      pine. “Maybe later.”

      Unlike Noah, Mr. Huibers had to conform to Dutch fire safety
      standards. To do so, he installed a special anchor that qualifies the
      2,970-ton ark as a building, rather than a vessel. Moreover, he will
      have to paint the ark, inside and out, with three coats of
      fire-retardant varnish. (Noah covered his ark with pitch, making it
      waterproof but hardly fire retardant.)

      And then there are the neighbors.

      [more] http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/world/europe/30ark.html?hp
    • Jenny Doughty
      I hope he left room for the dinosaurs: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2000/04/03/dinosaurs-on-noahs-ark Jenny
      Message 2 of 3 , May 30 7:16 AM
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      • Susan Thomas
        What a scary website! But I thought the dinosaurs got raptured? (on another May 21st 65m years ago. ... -- Kind regards, *Susan Thomas* Emphron Informatics
        Message 3 of 3 , May 30 4:56 PM
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          What a scary website! But I thought the dinosaurs got raptured? (on another May 21st 65m years ago.

          On 31 May 2011 00:16, Jenny Doughty <jmdought@...> wrote:
          I hope he left room for the dinosaurs:
          http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2000/04/03/dinosaurs-on-noahs-ark

          Jenny




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