Sunday, October 10, 2010

#83: Bob Cornuke

Explorer, adventurer and Worldview Weekend Speaker with dubious credentials who found Noah’s Ark back in 2006.

Bob led a team consisting of several business, law, and ministry leaders including Barry Rand (former CEO of Avis), the best-selling author and Christian apologist Josh McDowell, Frank Turek (co-author with Norm Giesler of I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist), Boone Powell (former CEO of Baylor Medical Systems), and Arch Bonnema (president of Joshua Financial). (Unfortunately they had to drop the geologists and archaeologists for the expedition.) So ok, they didn’t actually find the boat itself, but a basalt dike that looked uncannily boatlike and that they needed to “keep an open mind about”.

The Ark was, by the way, also famously discovered by the late Ron Wyatt a couple of years before he died (I don’t think Wyatt’s assistant, Jim Pinkoski, deserves a separate entry, despite his boundless idiocy; Wyatt also found the Ark of the Covenant, and his “Wyatt Archaelogicial Research” is still going strong).

The Ark was also discovered this year, but Cornuke was skeptical of the alleged find.
Diagnosis: Flamboyant ultraloon and crackpot. Utterly insane, but unimportant and mostly fun.