Carbon dating research on noahs ark
Following are key areas to consider when deciding if a global flood is possible, presented in layman's terms.
The footnotes link to sources providing detailed research behind each topic.
After exactly one year, Noah and the animals left the ark, entering a barren world, apart from the regrowth of some vegetation.
Although the arguments presented for a flood are from Watchtower publications, little of this originates with Watchtower writers, but borrows heavily from fundamental Christian sources.
Others have been more liberal in estimating that 72 “kinds” of quadrupeds and less than 200 bird “kinds” were all that were required.
That the great variety of animal life known today could have come from inbreeding within so few “kinds” following the Flood is proved by the endless variety of humankind—short, tall, fat, thin, with countless variations in the color of hair, eyes, and skin—all of whom sprang from the one family of Noah." it-1 pp.
This would put tremendous strain on a ship already past the limit of the materials it was constructed from.
Watchtower calculates Noah's flood to have occurred in 2370-2369 B. Almost all life on earth was drowned, with only eight humans surviving, along with the small assortment on animals that were able to fit on an ark.
If there was an ark built to the length given in the Bible, it is unlikely to have been water tight, even with today's technology.