Hemmer foxsplains: “It took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark. Do we ever find Flight 370?”

Fox New’s Bill Hemmer, while discussing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, came up with a rather inventive explanation for why we haven’t found the missing plane: Noah’s Ark.

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You see, as Hemmer foxsplains it, we shouldn’t be surprised that we’re not finding the plane since, after all, it took 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark.

“So it took us – what? – 100 years to find the Titanic? It took us 2,000 years to find Noah’s Ark. Do we ever find Flight 370?”

First, Noah’s Ark hasn’t been found.

And second, one of the best estimates for the date of the Ark story is 2,349 BC, which is actually 4,308 years (not 2,000) from the date of the supposed flood to the date some people mistakenly thought they found it, 1959.

Not to mention, we had camera-mounted U-2 spy planes in the 1950s, and then by the late 50s we had satellites with cameras on them.  Before that, we had much less ability to survey large areas of land.  So, while we haven’t found Noah’s Ark in 4,363 years, for 4,299 of those years we didn’t exactly have the best search technology. Unless Noah built a satellite too, and didn’t tell anyone.

Then there’s the issue of trying to find a wooden ship that would have been built over four thousand years ago vs. a plane made of steel that was lost less than two weeks ago.  Our odds are a tad better for finding the plane, and it’s understandable why it might be a bit difficult to find the boat after all this time – especially if the boat never existed in the first place.

Other than that….

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