Too bad many insects live in either fresh water or underground or on a living tree in their larval stage and only briefly emerge to mate and die. Living on a little raft of driftwood was not an option.
8/29/2006 7:49:01 AM
Butbutbut....he was supposed to bring two of EVERY creature? Shouldn't that include at least those 350 thousand species of beetles?
1/15/2007 1:47:44 AM
What happened after the ark grounded and the animals got off? The very existence of the Australian suite of unique animals makes the ark story very unlikely. If a pair of wallabies, a pair of potoroos and a pair of kangaroos got off the ark somewhere in the old world just a few thousand years ago, how come they did not go their separate ways? Wallabies in Asia, potoroos in Europe and kangaroos in Africa could have been the result. No, these related animals are only found together in Australia, New Guinea and a few close offshore islands. How did they get there and why are they found only around here? Another miracle? Don't tell me about accelerated evolution.
Where did the water go? Another miracle? How did the animals survive nearly a year on the ark? Another miracle?
How did the Amazon rainforest, the pines etc of high northern latitudes and the broadleaf forests of Europe, Asia and North America, the grasslands of Asia, Africa, Australia and both Americas survive being under hundreds of metres of water for almost a year? The world would have been covered with rotten forests for decades afterwards. Most of the grass and tree seed would have been killed. When it's spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it's autumn in the Southern so viable seed that might have been in the ground would have sprouted just before the flood and the juvenile plants would have been killed. One hemisphere or the other would have been entirely denuded of vegetation. I defy the fundamentalists to explain this away.
What did the herbivores eat once they got off the ark? What did the carnivores eat? More miracles, miracle after miracle, and on, and on, and on.
The ark story does not make common sense, let alone scientific sense.
5/5/2007 11:06:42 PM
Nope, nope, nope. Can't have it both ways. Here's a couple of passages from your bibble:
Genesis Chapter 6
19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
So, there you have it. 'Every' is an absolute, so he had to have taken two of every insect species.
That is, assuming one small family could build a friggin' great boat out of gopher wood.
5/7/2007 1:50:41 AM
is this guy serious?
3/19/2012 3:59:48 AM
But no fishing boats full of huddled families, or makeshift rafts, etc.
Nope, the flood had just the right amount of destructiveness to leave debris big enough to support all those things you can't fit on the ark, but not so big that it'll support anything you can.
And you think physics has a "fine-tuning" problem?!
3/19/2012 4:04:44 AM