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Bill Nye Destroys Noahs Ark
Bill Nye: â€œMr. Ham and his followers havethis remarkable view of a worldwide flood that somehow influenced everything we observedin nature. A 500 foot wooden boat, eight zookeepers for14,000 individual animals. Every land plant in the world underwater fora full year. I ask us all is that really reasonableé You'll hear a lot about the Grand CanyonI imagine also, which is a remarkable place. And it has fossils. And the fossils in the Grand Canyon are foundin layers.
There's not a single place in the GrandCanyon where the fossils of one type of animal cross over into the fossils of another. In other words, when there was a big floodon the earth, you would expect drowning animals to swim up to a higher level. Not any one of them did, not a single one. If you could find evidence of that, my friends,you could change the world. One of the extraordinary claims associatedwith Mr. Ham's worldview is that this giant boat very large wooden ship went agroundsafely on a mountain in what we now call the
Middle East. And so places like Australia are populatedthen by animals who somehow managed to get from the Middle East all the way to Australiain the last 4,000 years. Now that to me is an extraordinary claim. We would expect then somewhere between theMiddle East and Australia, we would expect to find evidence of kangaroos, we would expectto find some fossils, some bones in the last 4,000 years. Somebody would have been hopping along thereand died along the way and we'd find them.
And furthermore there is a claim that therewas a land bridge that allowed these animals to get from Asia all the way to the contentof Australia. And that land bridge has disappeared hasdisappeared in the last 4,000 years. No navigator, no diver, no US Navy submarineâ€”noone's ever detected any evidence of this, let alone any fossils of kangaroos. And so your expectation is not met, it doesn'tseem to hold up. Another remarkable thing I'd like everybodyto consider. Along, inherent in this worldview is thatsomehow Noah and his family were able to build
a wooden ship that would house 14,000 individual there were 7,000 kinds and there's a boy and girl for each one of those so is about14,008 people. And these people were unskilled. As far as anybody knows they had never builta wooden ship before. Furthermore they had to get all these animalson there, and they had to feed them. And I understand that Mr. Ham has some explanationsfor that which I frankly find extraordinary, but this is the premise for the bit. And we can then run a test, a scientific test.
People in the early 1900's built an extraordinary,large wooden ship: the Wyoming. It was a six masted schooner, the largestever built. It had a motor on it for winching cables andstuff, but this boat had a great difficulty. It was not as big as the Titanic, but it wasa very long ship. It would twist in the sea. It would twist this way, this way, and thisway. And in all that twisting it leaked like crazy. The crew could not keep the ship dry.
The Bibles Buried Secrets
NARRATOR: God is dead. or so it must have seemed to the ancestors of the Jews in 586 B.C. Jerusalem and the temple to their god are in flames The nation of Israel founded by King David is wiped out WILLIAM DEVER: It would have seemed to have been the end, but it was rather the beginning NARRATOR: For out of the crucible of destruction
emerges a sacred book: the Bible. and an idea that will change the world: the belief in one God Â¶ Â¶ THOMAS CAHILL: This is a new idea It was an idea that nobody had ever had before LEE LEVINE: Monotheism is wellensconced, so something major happened which is very hard to trace
NARRATOR: Now a provocative new story from discoveries deep within the Earth and the Bible EILAT MAZAR: We wanted to examine the possibility that the remains of King David's palace are here DEVER: We can actually see vivid evidence here of a destruction AMNON BENTOR: Question number one: Who did ité NARRATOR: An archaeological detective story puzzles together clues to the mystery of who wrote the Bible, when and why
And it was very clear it was some kind of a tiny scroll I immediately saw very clear, very distinct letters This is the ancestor of the Hebrew script NARRATOR: And from out of the Earth emerge thousands of idols that suggest God had a wife We just found this exceptional clay figurine showing a fertility goddess
NARRATOR: Powerful evidence sheds new light on how one people, alone among ancient cultures, finally turn their back on idol worship to find their one God This makes the god of ancient Israel the universal god of the world that resonates with people, at least in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim tradition to this very day.
(thunder crashes) NARRATOR: Now science and scripture converge to create a powerful new story of an ancient people, God and the Bible Up next on NOVA quot;The Bible's Buried Secretsquot; Captioning sponsored by EXXONMOBIL DAVID H. KOCH the HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE