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Could Noah have Built the Ark?
There is no possible way Noah could have built a boat 450 feet long which held together under its own weight, let alone also carried hundreds of thousands of animals, and floated on the tempestuous seas of the Biblical flood!
As an amusing illustration of how difficult it would be for Noah to have built a boat of the dimensions given in the Bible, this page describes a modern attempt to rebuild the Ark according to its given dimensions. Note the following requirements;
3,000 tons of cement, Five bulldozers, 76 cement pillars, 34 sway-brace pillars, 4-foot high, 9-inch wide foundation wall, Steel reinforcement rod, Anchor bolts, Substantial steel superstructure, So far taken 29 years
Could Noah have gathered all those animals?
The Bible seems undecided about how many animals entered the Ark. In Genesis 7 we read Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. (Genesis 7:20). In the next Chapter we read Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, and also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. (Genesis 8:2 et seq.). Let’s assume the former case, which is most regularly quoted
Creationists deny evolution. This means that the two of every kind of animal must have meant not just two of every single species, but two of every single sub-species.
There are some 9800,000 different insect species known in the world as a whole, he would have to remember to feed them all every day, remembering exactly what each one eats. In a day of 24 hours, assuming that he didn’t sleep, that would give him fractionally under a tenth of a second to feed each insect.
What about animals who lived a long distance away? Assuming that Noah lived somewhere in what we now call the middle east, what happened to those animals that came from Australia? How did they get across the Pacific or Indian ocean? What about the animals that live only in South America? What about the animals that live only in the Antarctic? We’re talking of an enormous, global planned migration, over many thousands of miles through inpassable terrain. It simply could not have happened.
What about the larger animals? Let’s start off with the large mammals, such as elephants. These come in two varieties, - African and Indian - that’s 16 tonnes already. Next we can add the rhinoceros (5 species, 2 of each = 10 tonnes), hippopotamus (3 tonnes), that’s almost 30 tonnes just in these three animal types.
Now let’s add in those 1,500 different species of rodents, there are over 10,000 bird species in the world.
How much food would be required?
Here’s a list of what Dallas zoo has to purchase in order to feed all its animals for one single day;
A ton of hay, 35 pounds of fish, 50 pounds of meat, 100 stalks of celery, five pounds of red onions, 100 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of spinach, 15 pounds of kale, 10 pounds of mixed vegetables, 150 pounds of sweet potatoes, 10 heads of cabbage, 48 heads of romaine, 30 ears of corn, four loaves of wheat bread, 24 eggs, a pound of yogurt, 40 pounds of bananas, eight pounds of blueberries, 170 oranges, 500 apples, 36 cantaloupes, four papayas, 250 rodents (the variety pack), 6000 mealworms, 600 wax worms and 7500 crickets.
They most certainly don’t have two of every kind of animal either. Where do you think Noah stored all these vegetables? How did he stop them from going mouldy? Answer - he couldn’t. It’s impossible.