Noah’s Ark 7

Posted: June 18, 2015 in Noah's Ark
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Last week we concluded that there were far fewer variations of animals during Noah’s time than there are today.

In “Noah’s Ark:  A Feasibility Study,” John Woodmorappe counted the total number of kinds that all different
animal species could have come from.  He counted the living kinds and the extinct kinds.  He estimated about
8000 kinds.  Each kind came in pairs of two.  This means there would be about 16,000 total animals in the
ark.

Could 16000 animals fit in the ark?  The ark had three levels and was 300 X 50 X 30 cubits which is about
459 X 75 X 44 feet.  Multiplying these numbers, the ark was about 1.514 million cubic feet.  This is equal to 522 
american railroad cars.

If the animals were kept in cages or spaces an average size of 20 X 20 X 20 inches.  Multiplying these numbers, the
average space per animal was about 4800 cubic inches.  This means the 16000 animals would only occupy
42,000 cubic feet or 14.4 railroad cars.  That leaves 507.6 railroad cars for miscalculation or some bigger
animals.

Counting insects.  If there was as many as 1 million insect kinds that required 4 X 4 inches of space, they would
only need 1000cm3 or another 12 railroad cars.  So, all of the animal kinds would require 26.4 railroad cars
of space.  That still leaves about 495 railroad cars for miscalculation, food, walking space and some 
larger animals.

Amphibians and invertebrates survived in the sea with fish and sea creatures.  Some animals like frogs could have
survived in the ark or on trees, branches, leaves, etc. floating in the sea.

Dinosaurs probably entered the ark as young animals or infants to save space.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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