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Physicist Report Says Ark Would Float

A report from the University of Leicester verified that the Biblical ark would have floated. One of the authors of the study, Thomas Morris, stated, “You don’t think of the Bible necessarily as a scientifically accurate source of information, so I guess we were quite surprised when we discovered it would work. We’re not proving that it’s true, but the concept would definitely work.”


Their analysis of the bouyancy of the ark calculated that,  “Using the dimensions of the ark and the density of the water, we were able to calculate its buoyancy force, which, according to Archimedes’ principle, is equal to the weight of the volume of fluid the object displaces. This meant we were then able to estimate the total mass the ark could support before the gravitational weight would overcome the buoyancy force, causing the ark to sink, which we calculated as 50.54x10^6kg.”

This led to the conclusion that, “the ark would support the weight of 2.15 million sheep without sinking” said the researchers.

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