A Turkish academic recently claimed that Prophet Noah called his son prior to the Genesis flood ... using a mobile phone.

Yavuz Ornek, a lecturer at the Marine Sciences Faculty at Istanbul University, made the claims on TRT, a Turkish state-owned channel back in January. He began narrating the story, questioning how the Prophet communicated with his son. 

"There were huge 300 to 400-meter high waves and his [the Prophet Noah’s] son was many kilometers away. The Quran says Noah spoke with his son. But how did they manage to communicate? Was it a miracle?" Ornek asked before going on to answer his own question.

"It could be. But we believe he communicated with his son via cell phone,” Ornek said, according to Al Arabiya.

The story of "Noah and the flood" is present in both Islam and Christianity.

"Noah’s son must have boarded an aerial vehicle to reach his father."

During the segment, Ornek was discussing the version of the story found in the Quran in which one of Noah's son refused to come aboard the Ark. 

During the interview, Ornek also claimed that "Noah’s son must have boarded an aerial vehicle to reach his father." 

The lecturer went on to claim that Noah "built the ship made of steel plates and this ship used nuclear energy." 

"I am a scientist, I speak for science," he added.