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Is Noah's Ark a Viable Historical Story

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Started: 3/13/2017 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I would like to have a debate on the scientific viability of the Biblical Account of Noahs Ark. I, Pro, will be arguing that it is indeed a viable event that could have happened. My opponent, Con, will be arguing that it is not a viable event that could have happened.

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Posted by 3RU7AL 3 years ago
There are many catastrophic flood myths from ancient times.

Most of these are probably based on actual events but have been blown a little out of proportion over time like a good fish story.

Excavations in Iraq have revealed evidence of localized flooding at Shuruppak (modern Tell Fara, Iraq) and various other Sumerian cities. A layer of riverine sediments, radiocarbon dated to about 2900 BC, interrupts the continuity of settlement, extending as far north as the city of Kish, which took over hegemony after the flood. Polychrome pottery from the Jemdet Nasr period (3000"2900 BC) was discovered immediately below the Shuruppak flood stratum. Other sites, such as Ur, Kish, Uruk, Lagash, and Ninevah, all present evidence of flooding. However, this evidence comes from different time periods.[12] Geologically, the Shuruppak flood coincides with the 5.9 kiloyear event at the end of the Older Peron. It would seem to have been a localized event caused through the damming of the Kurun through the spread of dunes, flooding into the Tigris, and simultaneous heavy rainfall in the Nineveh region, spilling across into the Euphrates. In Israel, there is no such evidence of a widespread flood.[13] Given the similarities in the Mesopotamian flood story and the Biblical account, it would seem that they have a common origin in the memories of the Shuruppak account.[14]
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