David Fasold

American sailor

David Franklin Fasold (February 23, 1939 – April 26, 1998) was a former United States Merchant Marine officer and salvage expert who is best known for his book The Ark of Noah, chronicling his early expeditions to the Durupınar Noah's Ark site. Repudiating and then changing his views about the site, Fasold was a participant in a suit with Australian geologist and skeptic Ian Plimer against an Australian creationist group. The suit, dubbed the "Monkey Trial II," was an important case in the debate between science and religion and its role in society.


  • Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
    • Pickover, Clifford (2002). The Mathematics of Oz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 47. ISBN 0521016789.  From Fasold, David (1988). The Ark of Noah. New York: Wynwood. ISBN 0922066108. 

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