A name that's not as common as Paul or Tom or Steve or even Christopher (as in Walken).
But a name, noentheless, just as biblical (except for the Walken part...).
Seems the re-discoverer of The Titanic is in search of an even great ship's tale.
An equal tale of truth.
"Ballard's track record for finding the impossible is well known. In 1985, using a robotic submersible equipped with remote-controlled cameras, Ballard and his crew hunted down the world's most famous shipwreck, the Titanic.
Now Ballard is using even more advanced robotic technology to travel farther back in time. He is on a marine archeological mission that might support the story of Noah. He said some 12,000 years ago, much of the world was covered in ice."
So says ABC in preparation for a TV special on December 21st (Mayan Friday)
"We went in there (to the Black Sea) to look for the flood," he said. "Not just a slow moving, advancing rise of sea level, but a really big flood that then stayed... The land that went under stayed under."
Four hundred feet below the surface, they unearthed an ancient shoreline, proof to Ballard that a catastrophic event did happen in the Black Sea. By carbon dating shells found along the shoreline, Ballard said he believes they have established a timeline for that catastrophic event, which he estimates happened around 5,000 BC. Some experts believe this was around the time when Noah's flood could have occurred"
Ballard may indeed be Walkin-esque-ah in his ability to "put his pants on... one leg at a time" and then go make a major deals happen.