Noah's Ark And The Great Flood



The Ark
This boat would have had to have been bigger than anything man has ever made. There are around 25 MILLION species of animal on earth. There's over three hundred fifty-thousand species of beetle alone. The sheer number of insects could fill several arks, before you even consider the larger creatures. The ark would have to be the single largest ship ever in earths history. Modern day technology could not possibly create a ship large and stable enough to act as Noah's Ark (it's been suggested that Noah would have needed a space-suit to walk on the deck). Yet the bible states (after translation) that the Ark was only about 550' long, by about 85' wide, and about 50' high. That's less ...

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environments for millions of creatures? 320 different species of hummingbird alone, for example, have very high metabolic rates and have to consume large amounts of nectar throughout the day. The Ark would have had to cater for 640 hummingbirds, requiring a constant supply of insects and nectar.

How could the ark cope with disposing of the waste products of all those creatures? It must have had an incredibly advanced plumbing and ventilation system, superior to anything to be found on modern ocean liners or large military vessels (e.g., aircraft carriers). Next time you are at a zoo, ask one of the keepers how easy it is to deal with the needs of a few hundred animals they have for a month, then imagine scaling that up to a gigantic floating zoo with tens of millions of creatures being looked after by one old man and his family.

The Flood

Then we come to the flood itself. I believe the bible states that all land was covered. Up to the top of Mt. Everest then? The volume of ...

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did so many plants survive being submerged in brackish water for so long? Again, many plants are quite sensitive to conditions. Take some of your household plants and leave them submerged in the bath or a pond for a month and see how they do. Then, after the waters subside (where to?) there are still more problems with the story. What happened to all the corpses of the countless numbers of animals and humans that died? Surely there would have been terrible plague and disease caused by all that rotting meat. Many sea-creatures would have been deposited in places they could not normally reach inland lakes, etc. Is there any evidence of marine fish skeletons being found in high, freshwater ...

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