Do you believe in the story of Noah's Ark as fact?
If so, how would you explain him being able to gather 10-30 million species from around the world and placing them in their selective ecosystems respectively after the flood subsided? It is mathematically estimated that he would have had to build an ark 35 kilometers long, so how might he have done this feat alone? Lastly, how would the animals not kill and eat each other on the ark if they are part of the same food chain?
Well, the story can be explained methaphoricaly. It is not so diferent from a modern concept of storing a DNA database on the Moon and/or some remote location near north pole or some northern europian country.
The story is an allegory - and that is a fact. An allegory isn't meant to be taken as factual word for word. Almost the entire book of Genesis is Allegorical.
No, The biblical story of Noah's ark was based off an older story called the Epic of Gilgamesh. This story is believed to have been built from a reginal flood in ancient Sumaria.
If god really did create a world wide flood then he also did an excellent job of trying to cover it up. In the event of a world wide flood there would be uniform marine sediments found around the globe, there isn't.
Further, there is not enough water on the planet to cover all land on earth. Even if the polar ice caps melted and all the water vapor in the air were in the ocean there is still not enough.
Finally, in the event that there had been enough water to create such a flood, the amount of humidity that would then be in the air would be to high causing man to drown simply by breathing the air.
I don't think that the story is factual. It is meant to be more of an allegory…like a story that can be applied in many different situations.
NO..All the species of animals went in two by two ..or so the Bible says..but please tell me where on earth would Noah have found Polar Bears and Penquins in that part of the world !! ? No its a load of bunkem .
Yes is is true, but it didn't flood the whole world because that would be illogical. Think about it..what about the Kangaroos - did they swim across the ocean to get on the arc and then swim back? I highly doubt it. There was a flood, it was just a local flood, or at least that's what I've come to believe
I agree, there is no way the story can be factual. One male and one female animal of every species on a single boat, yes, they would eat each other and even then, who is to say that they are going to be compatible enough to repopulate the species? The story is flawed, no way it can be factual.
not a chance. if one actually believes it's real, they should really get help. i don't care how it is explained, it's impossible in reality. but hey, that's religion.
1) What about micro-organisms which breed asexually? Did they go in two by two? Or just one by one?
2) What about fleas and ticks? Did they ensure only two of each species of parasite went on board?
3) What about wood-boring insects and woodpeckers? I bet they were a bit of a pain. Though if there were only two of each, then maybe not!
4) What about plants? Two giant redwood trees maybe?
5) What about aquatic life? Specifically freshwater life. Did Noah invent fishtanks?
6) And what did the carnivores eat?
Of course the whole thing is nonsense. Equally there were undoubtably disasters on a local or wider level which would have been handed down verbally or in writing over the centuries and used as the allegorical basis of Biblical and other stories.
by Murphy 5 years ago
Is the story of Noah's Ark a Myth or Truth?Think about that logically and rationally, not emotionall or spiritually.. Is the story of Noah's Ark a Myth? Can you imagine how big that boat had to be in order to house 2 each of Gods creatures? Who informed the Penguins that there was a flood...
by pennyofheaven 6 years ago
If Noah's Ark was found how would that alter the evolution theory? Maybe a better question would be... Would the discovery alter the evolution theory?
by marinealways24 9 years ago
Can you explain without faith how Noah's ark is logical without using faith?Did they have the dino's on Noah's Ark?Logic tells me that noahs ark is faith based. I mean, did the dino's wait in the single file line to board the ship?How could a drunk man round up every animal in the world into a...
by secretmemoir 8 years ago
Given that there are over a million species described how would you fit them on a boat? Even if you were to take only the mammals, you're looking at a minimum of 5000 described species - in pairs (plus all their food). Plus all the extinct species
by mishpat 4 years ago
First, for my brothers and sisters in Christ, I believe grace through faith is the only way of salvation. I do not believe God or the Bible are short of the real meaning of fact or factual. We are addressing the unbelieving mind here, Proverb 26:4-5.Now, as to the subject, sometime back...
by nightwork4 5 years ago
There are about 10 million species of animals, noah's ark?using about 2ft. average for space, noah's ark would have to had been at least 20million square ft. then take into account the fecies and urine, is it really possible for the ark to have ever existed.this doesn't include fish .never mind the...
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