Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is still looking for Noah’s Ark

Celebrity+Bible story+evolution = hot mess?

Donna D’Errico Using Kickstarter To Fund Documentary Of Second Noah’s Ark Expedition.

Last summer, D’Errico fullfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Mount Ararat in Turkey in search of the biblical treasure. She didn’t find it, but came close to an area where she believes the ark could be.

Now, she’s is planning a documentary of her return visit later this summer — if she can get $10,000 worth of donations via Kickstarter by July 25.

The money raised will be used to hire a professional cameraman and equipment and to outfit all crew members with GoPro cameras.

Getting the money in the short time frame could be a tough climb for D’Errico, especially because many people believe Noah’s ark never really existed.

D’Errico has ready answers for people who find it hard to believe that any vessel could carry enough animals to repopulate the Earth.

“If you do the math, the total cubic volume inside the ark would have been roughly 1.5 million cubic feet,” she told The Huffington Post by email. “That’s the equivalent of 569 modern railroad stock cars. The average stock car can accommodate 240 sheep, which would have been the average size animal on the ark.

Recall that she’s shown an interest in this before.

As a rough estimate, the Titanic was about 6 times bigger than D’Errico’s calculation for the size of the ark. There is plenty of good reasons to consider the story of Noah’s ark as just a story and NOT literal. Check out Jason Colavito’s post on Donna’s ark ideas.

The really confusing part (other than why she can’t come up with $10K on her own) is her strange mix of Biblical literalism and evolutionary ideas. She talks about “kinds” and species, as if the animals taken aboard back then could have resupplied the world’s diversity in those few thousand years. Which is it Donna? Fantasy or reality? I don’t think she actually understands the math she is telling US to do. It makes no sense.

D’Errico’s Kickstarter video proposal

 

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  9 comments for “Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico is still looking for Noah’s Ark

  1. Massachusetts
    July 12, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Perhaps we should compromise: the ark held two animals from each Phylum, then evolution occurred quite rapidly. Any takers?

  2. July 12, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    How many times will she search for something that, in all probability, does not exist. Why not search for the vessel(s) that inspired the tale of Noah instead?

  3. Brian
    July 12, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    She is probably still looking for her Emmy too. I’m not holding by breath.

  4. Lisa Barth
    July 12, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    I wouldn’t want to see that railway car after holding 240 sheep for 40 days & nights.

  5. Chris Howard
    July 12, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Ugh! And I can’t get 10k to fund a documentary on skepticism as a subculture/movement in the United States.

    So wrong.

  6. July 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Sheep-sized dragons. There, I said it.

  7. Halidom
    July 13, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    I know where the ark is but it would take a team of good spiritualistic shrinks digging deep to find it. No medical doctors required as no brain matter is involved in the search.

  8. tnskeptic
    July 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Why do these people get so excited with total volume of the hull? Total volume is irrelevant; actual usable space is what matters. A wooden vessel the size of the ark would require massive amounts of internal bracing structures in order to keep the it from leaking and possibly breaking apart due to flexing of the hull. That is one of the reasons that the longest wooden ships ever built were only about 100 meters (300ft) in length.
    By the time all the space is allocated for necessities such as food storage and distribution and waste removal not a lot of the original space would be left. Oops, almost forgot; windows and open passageways for ventilation would subtract even more from the usable space.

  9. Kiljoy616
    July 14, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    Massachusetts I like your idea, I bet that would satisfy the believer for a few days. I second the motion any takers?

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