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iStockPhoto.com Even so, [Noah’s ark] would struggle to comply with modern marine transport guidelines, even with a few thousand creatures. That’s from a very weird Reuters story that uses the upcoming U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity as a peg to discuss whether or not the Noah’s ark story really happened. Biologists, environmentalists, creationists, shipbuilders, and ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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Even so, [Noah's ark] would struggle to comply with modern marine transport guidelines, even with a few thousand creatures.

That's from a very weird Reuters story that uses the upcoming U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity as a peg to discuss whether or not the Noah's ark story really happened. Biologists, environmentalists, creationists, shipbuilders, and "livestock shipping experts" all weigh in.

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Even so, [Noah’s ark] would struggle to comply with modern marine transport guidelines, even with a few thousand creatures.

That’s from a very weird Reuters story that uses the upcoming U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity as a peg to discuss whether or not the Noah’s ark story really happened. Biologists, environmentalists, creationists, shipbuilders, and “livestock shipping experts” all weigh in.

By the way, if you’re ever in the greater Cincinnati area, I highly recommend a visit to Answers in Genesis’ infamous Creation Museum. In addition to learning just how all those animals did fit on the ark, you can also see some pretty scary animatronic dinosaurs in the full-scale Garden of Eden replica.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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