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If the Flood were local, why was the Ark big enough to hold all the different kinds of vertebrate land animals? If only Mesopotamian animals were aboard, the Ark could have been much smaller.14

Ken Ham & Dr. Terry Mortenson, Answers in Genesis 62 Comments [4/29/2008 7:20:40 PM]
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I'd shout something like "Because it's a myth you idiots!" but I think these two are beyond all hope.

4/29/2008 7:23:03 PM


I am a guy that pretends to be a Klingon flying around in a rusty, scrap-heap of s hip full of dishonoured souls...and yet *MY* ship isn't nearly as imaginary as YOURS.

4/29/2008 7:23:59 PM


1. Why wouldn't people who've never traveled elsewhere assume that the flood was global? Even in this day and age, a good chunk of my friends have lived within the same two mile area. Keep in mind this is suburban/rural Texas.

2. Fuck you.

4/29/2008 7:25:00 PM


Um, the ark couldn't have been as big as the bible claims. Wooden boats simply cannot be built that large without breaking under their own weight.

4/29/2008 7:28:08 PM


If the Earth is round then why does the turtle have to be so big?

4/29/2008 7:28:20 PM

"why was the Ark big enough to hold all the different kinds of vertebrate land animals?"

If you maybe consider that there wasn't an ark in the first place this makes the answer to the question so much easier.

4/29/2008 7:31:01 PM


Do you even know how big the ark was? And it wasn't just to hold animals, it was to hold housing, food, water, and space for the people as well!

4/29/2008 7:31:42 PM


Give me the exact tonnage. Now.

4/29/2008 7:36:28 PM

it WASNT big enough, thats one of the ways we know the story is bullshit.

and even though it wasnt big enough, it was still too big for it to have possibly existed. for one thing, Noah and his sons would have had to level entire forests to get enough lumber to build it, and also, any boat as big as the one described in the Bible couldnt be made of wood, or it would have torn apart under its own weight.

4/29/2008 7:38:18 PM


1. I've read a story about a flood, god, and supernatural events.
2. Science and common sense say it can't have happened.
3. It's very, very, very similar to an earlier myth called Gilgamesh, which we know that the authors of the Bible have read.
4. The story itself is full of contradictions and errors, in a book full of contradictions and errors and other myths, very little if any of it supported by evidence, and lots of it contradicted by modern science.
5. I believe it anyway.
6. ????
7. Therefore, G_D exists!1

PS: The Bible explicitly says the flood covered 'the entire Earth'.

4/29/2008 7:45:11 PM


Because the flood, and the ark, were mythic.

4/29/2008 7:46:42 PM

captain big baby jesus

you fucking tit

4/29/2008 7:51:47 PM

Old Viking

May I think this over for a while?

4/29/2008 7:52:14 PM


"This is how you should build it: the length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, its width fifty cubits, its height thirty cubits." (Gen. 6:15) A cubit is an ancient measure some of us still use when we're too lazy to get a ruler. It is from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. On my arm it's 17 inches (43.18 cm), but I am quite short. Most will have a larger number.If we assume Noah was slightly taller than me, the ark was 450x75x45 feet. It could fit into a large house lot (aout 3/4 acre) or an urban park. The idea of fitting all the world's land and freshwater species on board, plus supplies, is nuts. It's a cute fairy tale.

4/29/2008 7:59:24 PM

Jezebel's Evil Sister

If the apple were poison, why didn't Sleeping Beauty die?

4/29/2008 7:59:58 PM


Why, oh why, isn't lying to children a crime?

4/29/2008 8:02:13 PM


If pheonixes don't exist, then what's in Harry Potter's wand?

4/29/2008 8:05:44 PM




Because, it's turtles all the way down!

4/29/2008 8:06:54 PM


It's a myth, etc., lulz.

4/29/2008 8:12:28 PM


Or it didn't exist whatsoever.

4/29/2008 8:14:55 PM

Allegory for Jesus

Do you really think that Noah's ark could have held every species on Earth? Or do you think that superevolution happened, allowing species to be derived from specific "kinds" of animals over the course of 4,000 years? Because both are equally retarded.

4/29/2008 8:41:43 PM


Objection! Assuming facts not in evidence.

4/29/2008 8:48:33 PM


Around and around we go, circular reasoning FTW!

4/29/2008 8:51:43 PM


where did all the insects come from?

4/29/2008 8:52:39 PM

Good point, but if the flood and the ark were mythological to begin with, it could be big enough to hold every animal in the whole world real and imagined!

4/29/2008 9:12:45 PM

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