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Monday, September 24, 2012

Money well spent

A friend just sent the following picture, of a 450 foot long life size replica of Noah's Ark built by two billionaire Chinese brothers:

The ark, designed by a team of architects, sits by the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong and features life size fiberglass replicas of pairs of various animals.

I had three reactions to this story:

First, it's sort of funny that they're building a "replica" of something that never existed in the first place. 

Second, the Chinese (and Japanese) are awfully good at putting a monumental effort into building huge, intricately designed, utterly useless monuments like the Great Wall, or this "ark." (This blog is probably an example of that on a smaller scale.) 

And third, it must be nice to be a billionaire and just do whatever the heck you please. 


Gilbert Ratchet said...

Are the architects Christians? Interesting if so - as a percentage of the population, there aren't too many of them.

John Craig said...

Gilbert --
The architectural firm is called Thomas, Walter, and Raymond, so I would assume they are.

Anonymous said...

You believe in Big Foot, but not the ark?

John Craig said...

Anon --
Yup. I've seen evidence for bigfoot, including an actual film of it; have never seen any evidence for the Ark.

Now quit hiding behind "Anonymous"; who are you?

Anonymous said...

This post is interesting. Even though I might come across as naive, I believe that Noah and the Ark existed. It would be fascinating to see this replica in person.


John Craig said...

Birdie --
I suppose I shouldn't offend religious types by just declaring that it didn't exist. I should have phrased it differently, maybe saying that I didn't believe it existed.

Anyway, there are a lot of people with you on this one.