Noah's ark - again and again...
Every couple of years someone from the USA finds Noah's ark, or at least every couple of years a bunch of students come across one of the accounts of some American finding Noah's ark. I think if I remember the stories rightly that one ark is on Mt Ararat and another is nearby, but not too nearby. I'm not sure how come there were two arks, but both groups seemed quite convinced and convincing.
Now, as a child we used to enjoy singing a song with the a line in the chorus:
And now the old ark has gone to decay,
it's gone to make matches for Bryant and May.
Which to me always seemed to settle the matter! So the students keenness for the latest ark-finding-expedition has always troubled me a bit. Now Claude Mariottini
has provided a nice clear post explaining why he (and also largely I) don't get excited by the latest Ark found in darkest Turkey.
______________________________Apparently Bryant & May
is really the Swedish Match Company
... ah well!