3/5/2014 09:54:00 pm
I always wondered, with the animals...what about arctic animals, penguins, polar bears etc...how would they stay cold -- ? some odd cold area but there was no electricity as we know it so how would the cold temperatures be regulated for their survival?
3/6/2014 03:51:46 pm
And how would Noah have gotten the animals native to North and South America onto the Ark when Columbus didn't even set sail for the Indies and accidentally bump into the island of Haiti/Dominican Republic until 1492. Also, taking only 2 of each animal would mean that all of their offspring would be INBRED and they would have all died pit due to their not being enough genetic variation! The largest wooden British Warships were only 175 ft. Long and the Ark would have had to be dozens of times bigger than that
12/18/2014 11:00:51 pm
John, The animals where not scattered at the time, they still were around or in the garden of Eden, only Adam & Eve (man kind) were kicked out of the garden for their sins
3/26/2016 10:08:38 am
So why did the animals get "scattered" later? Did they sin?
2/26/2017 11:20:22 am
Thank you I agree
3/6/2014 11:12:49 pm
John, most of the issues you raise are addressed in the book, "Noah: The Real Story." The real answer is frequently, we don't really know. Noah did not leave a journal and the Bible doesn't tell us. But we can make assumptions about how things could have happened.
12/23/2018 10:36:29 am
So if it could have happend so many years ago. Then you should be able to do it again today, right?
3/7/2014 12:11:23 pm
I don't think inbreeding was such a problem then as it would be today, the gene pool was much purer-- think of the first humans they had to inbreed to populate the earth.
3/12/2018 04:27:44 pm
Saying "All things are possible with God" in answer to questions like these is nothing more than mere hand waving. The amount of food necessary to feed that number of animals for a year would have taken more space and weighed more than the animals themselves. The fewer explanations of "God did it." that are necessary to carry this out, the more believe alb it is. explaining the impossible with "we don't know" is a cheap copout.
3/12/2018 09:28:28 pm
I can appreciate your wanting answers, but in many instances, we don't know an answer.
3/16/2014 08:42:28 am
One thing is for sure,how can you on one hand say " all things are possible with GOD but don't believe the things that GOD done in the bible".
3/19/2014 05:00:11 am
Like the author said, you either have to take the bible literally or it's a metaphor of spiritual matters hidden in parables and stories.
6/2/2014 08:39:22 am
Number of species on Noah's Ark: 16,000 (or less).
@Dale, God must be hiding those animals from man's sight- there are many jungles and forests where those new animals could be. besides, how do you know God didn't expand the number of species after the animals got off the ark? Maybe while the kangaroo was hopping back to Australia after the flood but before the land bridge collapsed was enough time for new species to come into existence.
1/6/2016 04:28:41 pm
This is really hard to read.
2/13/2015 08:14:40 pm
Each section of the Ark would need to provide the exact ecological habitat (of which there are thousands) needed for each animal's survival - water fresh salt still running swamp, controlled temperature tropical temperate arctic, trees bushes grassland sand rocks marsh for each continent and temperature zone, live food sources plants, insects prey species - very many animals could not digest or dried meet and have very specific nutritional requirements etc. (flood damage would also have destroyed many of the habitats that the animals would need for post-flood survival, taking many years to get sufficiently re-established to support a viable population).Without the proper conditions, most animals on the Arc would die of stress, infection, starvation. Modern day zoos have a huge challenge caring for animals, backed up by ecology and anima medicine, and some species just will not thrive in captivity. The explanations given on this page are so implausible that they don't merit serious consideration.
3/13/2015 10:05:35 pm
Kevin; Humans and animals did not eat meat before the flood.
3/13/2015 10:38:05 pm
So no predators or carnivores before the flood, and all the carnivorous species we have today been created/evolved since? Or were all carnivores previously herbivorous?
3/26/2015 02:28:49 pm
Where did Noah get a continuous source of fresh eucalyptus leaves to accommodate the Koala's?
3/29/2015 06:17:06 am
12/10/2015 01:05:35 am
Banging my head against the wall. Ok for you to say I don't know is ok. But when a "non believer" says I dont know, that is assumed to be proof of god. Yes, I used lower case. Going to hell I guess.
12/10/2015 09:39:21 am
Save your head, Angelo. Larry Stone says 'we can speculate' - that's all there is to it, nothing more.
3/30/2015 05:59:46 am
Larry, at the end of your book's introduction chapter you rightly state that we have to ask the literalists to explain the feasibility of Noah's Ark. This is not quite a burden of proof - as you say above, we don't know - but it is very similar. Without proof, the next best test might be the 'balance of probabilities' of the truth of an explanation. Having read the book, the site and the comments, I have to say that you have been able to show pretty conclusively that the speculations for the literal explanation are so highly improbable, given what we what we know of the world today and through history, that the alternative non-literalist explanation is by far more successful on the balance of probabilities. Unless, that is, you allow for supernatural explanations as you do above, in which case anything could happen and there is no need to debate how feasible or not something might have been - end of debate!
2/14/2017 05:51:42 am
2/18/2017 12:04:09 pm
What's your thinking?
3/2/2018 12:12:30 pm
Tim, can't answer for Adult (what a ridicilous nick) but I think you put the thing quite beautifully. This whole text is just continuous excusing of the gaps in the story with "we don't know but it could've been so".
6/2/2017 09:57:12 am
Were there snakeson the Art. The bible two of its kind creeping things male and female?
6/2/2017 10:58:43 am
The Bible does not specifically mention snakes, but it does say that God told Noah to take "two of . . . every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind" onto the Ark. That would included snakes
7/26/2017 05:05:55 pm
you mention sea animals would not need to be on the ark. This is not true. Unless rain is salt water (which it isn't because it can't be), all that freshwater falling down for that long would have changed the salinity of the oceans, and as such, would have killed off a LOT of sea creatures.
8/2/2017 01:00:44 pm
12/24/2017 07:29:07 pm
The answer is so simple its ridiculous.
3/25/2018 11:19:21 pm
Let's get to the terminal issue instead of its derivitives. How did a normal earth turn into a water "earth" then back again in aprox. a year? If the Creator can originate it then EVERYTHING else is without question possible and He was certainly assisting Noah. Because it isn't or can't be in your mind certainly does not mean it can't happen, because it certainly did. But, if you ever do find out, think of all the good things you could have done with your time, instead of arguing with God.
4/1/2018 08:58:11 am
Donny, I agree with your first statement, if the flood Genesis 7, 10-12 was caused by Divine intervention rather than natural causes then everything else in the story would also be possible, again by Divine intervention into natural processes, so there is no point in speculation about how it could have happened.
3/15/2019 08:36:59 pm
Where the dogs come from bc the wolf and dogs wasn't on that boat
3/16/2019 05:07:08 am
God told Noah to take "two of every sort of . . . animal after their kind" into the ark. That would have included dogs.
3/28/2019 01:18:58 pm
Yet again, this is poor thinking. Following this line of thought, you can have absolutely anything and everything going into the ark. With the greatest respect to you, Larry, how long do you think that you can avoid seeing the absolute absurdity of your arguments? I guess you have too much personally invested in them, and that clouds your vision. That's a shame, I am sure you are a decent guy.
4/1/2019 03:30:23 pm
Tim, not poor thinking, but different presuppositions. Let me give an example unrelated to Noah.
4/3/2019 02:05:35 am
Larry, thanks very much for your response.
4/5/2019 11:26:56 am
Beverly Smith Prestage
8/11/2021 07:53:46 am
I BELIEVE what the Bible says. Regardless. I don't have to understand how. I just believe what it says. How did God feed the 5,000? I believe it all.
3/18/2022 11:35:32 am
In the beginning Adam was told what he could eat and no MEAT of any animal was mentioned. In Genesis 9:3 permission was given to eat the meat or flesh of animals after the flood.
2/1/2023 02:06:58 pm
The article says there are one million species of insects. A quick search reveals that the number is more like 30 million. Only a million have been identified so far. There are insects that exist in only a certain forest or part of forest. To collect them all would've required an extensive journey over the world that would've taken a very long time. Then think of the logistics of carrying all of these distinct insect species back to the ark. While some say the insects would've been fine, actual investigation of the type of habit they would need leads experts to conclude that many specifies could not have survived global flood without special care.
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