How Big Was Noah’s Ark? (via Noah’s Ark: Beyond Flannelgraph)


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How Big Was Noah's Ark? Short Answer: About 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high, divided into 3 levels [or decks]. Bible Reference: Genesis 6:14-15 “Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.” A lot of people have ser … Read More

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  1. John says:

    I think I can predict the rebuttal to my comments. I’m not supposed to count species, just the major genus. So it’s like 15,000, not between 2 and 100 million. Space problem solved! Supposing that to be true, we run into the same problem of scale in the aftermath: 15,000 genus must spread across the globe and give rise to the between 2 and 100 million varieties we see today… in less than 5,000 years. Creating a new breed of dog can easily take 50 years of very careful human selection. It is obvious that random natural selection would take more time to generate a new species, unless the environment changes and life is required to change to adapt. The simple arithmetic doesn’t work for a literal ark story no matter how we slice it, but I’m 100% certain the author will disagree. I welcome the revised numbers.

    1. That’s right. You’re not supposed to count species because that would be totally misrepresenting what Creationists actually believe. I’m sorry if this upsets you, but this concept of created kinds [or baramins] is what Creationists believe. I understand your bitterness… You really thought you had us there. A lot of atheists have to go through this. You think you’ve come up with something that refutes the Bible’s reliability, only to have it shot down by the facts.

      If you’d like a primer on rapid speciation [an observable phenomenon] and how it relates to Creationism and refutes your entire objection, you can watch a short video on the subject here: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/am/v3/n4/rapid-speciation

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