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Rainy Day Physics December 9, 2013

Posted by anagasto in Bible, building, drawing.
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Where is the mistake?

There is a mistake that would turn one of history’s most celebrated evacuations into a dangerous failure:

Where is it?

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The little carriage drawn by the elephants is for those very small creatures that would otherwise certainly get lost in the gigantic logistics of the operation: butterflies and ants and little spiders, snails, frogs. This artist evidently was very polite towards the lesser creatures.

All very thoughtful. Before you build, you have to draw.

And so, what is that basic design glitch here?

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noah.jpg

At Google there was also a Power Point presentation of Chris Madden‘s solution to flooding caused by global warming.

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The story is at Genesis 6 – 9

English……. Spanish……French…… German……Italian

English + Greek + Hebrew + Latin side by side

noah\'s ark afloat

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Postscript

This is real 21th century rain plus an olive tree, but no philosophy, no abstraction, no umbrella.

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And finally,  here is a very typical Marcel Proust reflection about the Ark:

“When I was little, no story of the Holy Bible seemed to me as sad as Noah’s, because of the flood which kept him shut up in the ark for forty days. Later I was often ill, and for lots of days I also had to remain “in the ark”. I understood then that Noah could never have seen the world so clearly as from his ark, though it was closed and it was night on Earth. ” ***

Where is that quote from?

It took me innumerable tries to find out.

marcel proust ark quote.
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