How Did All The Animals Fit On Noah’s Ark?

If anyone ever claims the Bible is completely true and a book to be taken seriously, I’ll point to the story of Noah’s Ark. This story demolishes any claims Christians may have that the Bible is true, that God is just or religion makes any sense. It is a ridiculous and preposterous tale that is almost too easy to knock down. But it shouldn’t be. Christians aren’t idiots they should recognise how little sense the story makes and drop it. We shouldn’t teach children this daft story based on the extermination of humanity. We shouldn’t blindly accept the story, but instead question it and ask, how did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark?

The story begins on a strange note that sets the scene. Apparantly the “Sons of God” married the “daughters of men” and also “there were giants in the Earth in those days.” I’m sorry but no story involving people marrying giants or angels or whoever the sons of God are (isn’t Christianity based on the belief that Jesus is the only son of God?) can possibly be taken seriously. This apparently meant everyone on Earth was evil and doing wicked things (no explanation was given of what these things were so we can only guess). God decided that the only way to solve this vague problem was to kill every living thing on Earth! Talk about over reaction. Could he not simply have given them a talking to? After all this was supposedly before the time of Moses and Abraham so God hadn’t given any rules or commandments. Was genocide really the only solution?

It should be obvious that not every single person on Earth was evil. Were the children and babies evil? Did they deserve to die? How can you look at an entire people and declare them all evil? Isn’t that what Hitler did? He decided that all the Jews were evil and had to be exterminated. So did God. Not only that but all the animals who obviously weren’t evil would also die. Surely he could have destroyed people in a less crude way then a flood? Surely it would be less barbaric to simply convince people of the error of their ways than exterminate all life? Who thought this would be a good story for children?


God made an exception and decided that Noah and his family would be spared if they built an Ark and took two of every animal on board. (This is complicated by the fact that the Bible contradicts itself and says that he brought seven of each clean animal and seven of each bird, forgetting that God hadn’t yet distinguished between clean and unclean animals.) Now it should be obvious that are some problems with this story, namely that there isn’t a boat big enough to fit all the animals of the world on board. First of all how did all these animals reach Noah’s Ark? How did the penguins or the kangaroos (who can’t swim) arrive? Christians claim that all the animals came to Noah through some God given migration instinct. But how did they survive the journey? Animals have specific diets, so if they moved location they probably would not have access to it and starve. Travelling the length of the globe is a journey few animals could make, they simply don’t have the endurance. They would have to travel through foreign climates and expose themselves to diseases and animals that they had no defence mechanism against. Surely it’s obvious to point out that having the entire animal kingdom converge on a single spot is going to cause lots of problems?


How did all the animals fit on board? Scientists have named almost 2 million species, but all agree that this is only a tiny fraction of the true amount as there could be between 5 and 30 million species. Obviously they couldn’t all fit on the boat, especially when we know how big it actually was. How were the animals stored, after all many animals eat each other and therefore would have to be kept separate? What about the vast quantities of food that would have to be stored to feed them. What about the carnivores who will only eat fresh meat? Some snakes only eat living animals, was there a stock of live mice on board as food? What about herbivores who only eat plants, how was there food kept fresh for the entire year they were at sea? What was to prevent food from spoiling?  What about cleaning up after the animals, how could only 8 people tend to thousands of animals when zoos have staffs of hundreds to deal with smaller numbers? What about ventilation and sunlight? Thousands of animals tightly packed into a confined space is a situation rife for disease. Few animals are able to adjust to captivity even where it mimics their natural life. How could they survive in dark, cramped conditions? How were animals from incredibly cold climates stored together with animals from incredibly hot climates? If a single animal died, that entire specie would go extinct. If the margin of error is zero, what happens if something goes wrong?

Christians try to get around this by claiming that insects were not brought on board (as most species are insects this greatly reduces the number). However, if they weren’t on board then they would have drowned and we wouldn’t have any insects today. They claim that the animals were infants when they were brought on board, therefore taking up less space. But infants need their parents to mind them and teach them how to survive. How else will they know what food to eat and how to avoid predators? Infants are also the most likely to catch disease and be the victim of predators, so are not the best choice for the future of a species. Christians also argue that not every animal was on board but rather one from each family group. So instead of the hundreds of different varieties of snakes, there was simply two snakes. In order to believe this you must believe evolution can occur in an extremely short space of time, only a few thousand years in this case. Evolutionary scientists know this is impossible which is why it is strange to hear creationists argue evolution didn’t happen, except in this case.


Another pseudo-scientific argument is based on comparing how many sheep you can fit into a rail carriage. The author fails to realise that not all animals are sheep. Sheep are docile and do not fight even when in confined spaces. Most animals are not like this and will probably fight. The necessity of separating animals means you cannot squash them together. While you can compact sheep for short journeys, you cannot keep them like that for a year. Animals need to move around, have fresh air, and sunlight or they will die. A year of no movement, possibly in the dark, would leave them in a greatly weakened state and prone to disease.

There are various other problems. For example, it is claimed that sea life would be fine as they would not be affected by a flood. This ignores the obvious fact that some fish live in fresh water and others live in salt water. A giant flood would upset this balance and kill a great many of the fish. The rising ocean level would also significantly change marine life’s environment and cause great disturbance. Life that bases itself in shallow water would also probably be destroyed. What about bacteria? Most bacteria cannot survive under water so it must have been on the ark. Likewise for disease, many of which require a human host. Noah and his family must have been riddled with disease.

Wooden boats are not that resilient and sunk quite easily by modern standards. What are the chances that a wooden boat built by a single family who may not have had any experience could survive the greatest flood in history? The Bible says that the flood covered even the highest mountain. If the Ark was higher than Mount Everest, then no one on board would be able to breath as the air is too thin. They would also freeze to death (ever wonder why there’s also snow on top of mountains? It’s extremely cold up there). Where did all the rain come from? The Bible says the window of Heaven was opened, but what does that mean? After the flood where did the water go? Enough water to cover Mount Everest could hardly just soak into the ground or evaporate. (There is also a scientific point that that much water would completely mess up the atmosphere and make it impossible to breathe).

What happened after the flood? When the animals were released, how did they know where to go? How did they get from Mesopotamia to the Amazon? What did they eat considering all the plant life would be dead after a year under water? What did the carnivores eat if killing a single animal would cause that species to go extinct? How could anything grow if the entire Earth is covered in sediment? There would have been no fresh water anywhere on Earth so all life would have died. Scientists reckon that any species that contains less than 20 members will go extinct, so how did only 2 animals in each species repopulate the Earth? Surely this would have required mass inbreeding that would genetically destroy a species? If Noah’s family were the only humans left, did they have to commit generation of incest to repopulate the Earth?

The best creationist response I could find was that the Earth was very different back then. They argue that there was only one continent and one climate that allowed easy migration. Or that animals had different features back then, so sloths may have actually have been fast at migrating (otherwise it would have taken generations for them to reach the Ark). Animals that have very specific diets now could have had broader palates. There is a lot of preposterous nonsense like the claim that kangaroos could have already been living in Mesopotamia. There is a strong hint of desperation and clutching at straws.

There is one possible answer to this. God could have used magic. He could have used magic to bring all the animals to the Ark, magic to make them fit on the Ark, magic to keep them alive for the duration, magic to feed them and magic to help them repopulate the Earth. The problem is that if every single step of the story requires magic, isn’t it more likely that the story didn’t happen? If he is going to use magic why build an Ark? Why not create a force field around what he wants to save and then kill the rest, instead of waiting a year? Why not just give all the evil people a heart attack and save the trouble? If everything has to die, why not recreate it afresh?

The story ends with Noah sacrificing some animals to God (what was the point of keeping them for a year). God then decides that exterminating all humanity in the world’s greatest genocide isn’t such a good idea and promises not to do again. As a reminder he creates the rainbow. This might have made sense to whoever wrote the Bible, but scientists know that rainbows come from the refraction of sunlight, if before the Flood, light didn’t refract sight would be impossible as that is how we see.

So there we have it. The most ridiculous and preposterous story that cannot possibly be taken seriously. It is a silly story about genocide and mass extermination that for some reason some people still take seriously. It didn’t happen. The Bible is not true. If this story isn’t true, then there is a good chance a lot of the other stories aren’t either. If God commits genocide he probably isn’t a loving being. It’s time to face facts, Noah’s Ark wasn’t real.

If you want to see more creationists attempts (and failings) to explain the flood see Answers in Genesis and For the most detailed and through criticism of every aspect of the story of Noah’s Ark see Problems With A Global Flood, while Atheism wikia is also good. 

63 thoughts on “How Did All The Animals Fit On Noah’s Ark?”

      1. Your article is so ridiculous – look up the evidence with an open mind instead of a doubting and antagonistic mind. You came with a presupposition that it has to be a fairy tale or fable and left without even exploring the rest of the Bible which does give answers to your questions. But, realistically, you fall into the same category as my father-in-law who once scoffed at this UNTIL he did the read (read the Bible from front to back) and found the evidence that changed him from atheist to believer. You might say “he bought the lie,” but is it not possible that you have swallowed the lie, missing the very truth that you and I are “evil” (using your word) and need Jesus the Savior. Because, God wants all men and women and children to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Where to find that truth? the Bible says, Faith comes by hearing the message and the message is heard through the words of Christ (i.e. found in the pages of the Bible).

        Therefore, read and see what it says. Then, at least, you are informed about the words that convinced my father-in-law and also have convinced me, a truly sinful man who is saved by the sacrifice of Jesus for my sins.

        I am truly thankful to you for helping me see a Biblical skeptic’s point of view. God bless you on your search for truth.


        1. Alright then, what is the answer? What is the explanation that makes this preposterous story plausible? Don’t just say read a thousand page book, that’s the excuse of the lazy. If you think the story makes sense, then you should be well able to explain it here. The fact that you did not find a single fault in my post makes me doubt that there is some hugely convincing piece of evidence in the Bible. But I’ll keep an open mind until you reply.

          Why did you start your comment calling my post ridiculous and end it by thanking me for writing it?

          1. Bobby Bobby boy – when you meet the “the anointed cherub” then you will have eyes to see and ears to hear your weeping and gnashing of your teeth.

    1. What about the christian old earth perspective? Look up Hugh Ross and others and get another point of view. Some Hebrew words in the bible do not transpate well into English, such as day which literally means a period of time and earth which means land not the entire earth, thus a flooded region is

      1. possible as opposed to the entire earth. Makes me think it is possible for the animals in the region to be saved? Granted a year on a ship is a lot to take in and I logically stuggle with this

  1. How righteous could Noah have been in that his seed contained the DNA of thousands of pedophilic priests? I think God’s judgement is faulty. I me, God the perfect being creates Adam and Eve who disobey him within short order. Either his creation was imperfect or he is not very imposing. I mean if a real god told me to jump, I think the only correct answer is “How high?”

    Well done, again, young man. Go without god.

  2. Nice post dude. Me and John have also wrote something regarding this story a while ago. Yep, it seems that you are reading the Bible man… This is one of the fist pit-stops atheists take when they start reasoning and reading the Bible from the beginning

  3. I blog quite excessively on the topic of Christianity, but I would NEVER have found the patience to compose such a thorough refutation of biblical diluvialism! So – kudos to you!

    I’ve had Christians claim that the flood was a local event, though I think it’s pretty obvious from Genesis 9 that the contrary is the more accurate interpretation of this nonsense.

    Also Noah lived to be 950 years old, which I think adds to the credibility of the whole story. 😛

    1. Yeah its a bit silly to see the unusual contortions they go through to try and explian it. I was inspired to write this post after a guy claimed there was scientific evidence to back up the claims of Noah’s Ark. I pointed out that he could only reach that conclusion if he ignore almost every detail of the story

  4. Nice post and good to know all this information. Will file it somewhere. lol

    Ask almost any little kid and they will just say……..can’t happen. I just think kids like the pretty picture books with all the cartoon like animals in them. Plus it is fun to sing songs like:
    The Animals Went in Two by Two
    You can act it out in Sunday School and you get to choose what animal you want to be. Every kid wants to be the big ape because then he can run around the Sunday School room acting….apish.

    What animal would you choose to be?

    1. Yeah I think the only appeal is that it is a wild story like something from Roald Dahl. A child would be enetertained thinking about all the animals squashed together. Entertained but not convinced.

  5. I still find it utterly baffling that anyone over the age of about five can actually believe that nonsense, and try to defend it ‘rationally’. Just goes to show how powerful indoctrination can be, I suppose. It’s odd, but I don’t recall being taught Noah’s Ark was anything other than a story when I was a Catholic schoolboy. It was just so…obviously a fairy tale!

    1. Yeah, its strange to hear people get so worked up defending it. It’s a fairy tale invented to entertain people in the desert who had no other entertainment. Of course, it’s not real.

  6. I don’t know how open minded you are to a better understanding of Noah’s arc, but this might help. Detractors from the Bible story of the Flood have scoffed at the idea of just Noah and his family carrying out all the duties of animal care for a year. Without a doubt, it would have been a daunting task considering the number of animals and the frightening circumstances, but would it have been impossible?

    Earlier studies have shown that the total number of animals in question are less than the millions the detractors envision. Noah was told to take two of each “kind” of animal on board, probably represented by today’s “families” or “genera” rather than species. For instance, the dog “kind” includes many species—wolf, domestic dog, dingo, coyote, etc. Furthermore, most animal types are small, only a few dozen are large, making the average size something on the order of a cat. (John Woodmorappe’s excellent book, Noah’s Ark: A Feasibility Study, looks into this issue in depth.) The great majority of today’s animals live in the sea and did not need to be on board.

    But how about those inside? Cooped up for months, pitching and rolling with the Ark, surrounded by the noise of the storm and the presence of other animals (Genesis 7:21-22). How would they cope? And what about the meat-eaters?

    It’s well known that all animals can survive on a meatless diet. Care must be taken to satisfy their nutritional needs, but it is possible. Some carnivores even choose a vegetarian lifestyle. Other animal studies have noted that some animals, such as the bear, hibernate to survive times of undue stress. Many other animals (and perhaps nearly all) are able to enter into a period of relative dormancy or estivation when faced with a danger they cannot overcome and from which they cannot flee. In such a state they require minimal food and exercise, and excrete little. In such a state, aggressive tendencies are ignored. The presence of a common, overwhelming predicament eliminates former predator/prey relationships.

    Scripture actually hints at such a situation. Noah was told to build an Ark equipped with “rooms” for the animals. (Genesis 6:14). But the Hebrew word used is everywhere else rendered “nests,” as in (Deuteronomy 32:11) where it applies to birds, but it’s also applied to a place of rest and safety for humans too (Job 29:18). Is this an indication that the animals were to merely snuggle up and wait until the danger was over?

    There is no way of knowing, of course, because this was a unique event, not repeatable nor testable in the present and the only One who knows didn’t give us all the details. But wouldn’t it be just like Noah’s gracious God to make the job easier for him?

    One final thought. The origin of this mysterious hibernation ability has no ready explanation in science. Might we not suppose that the loving Creator endowed animals onboard the Ark with this survival mechanism? There was probably no need for such an ability before the Flood. All animals today are descended from those on the Ark and all have inherited it. Since science has no better explanation for its origin, this supposition, which fits all the facts, should be given due consideration.

    1. Did you read the post? I addressed all your points including Woodmorappe dreadful exercise in wishful thinking. Allow me to repeat myself. You can twist and turn and convince yourself that it is only two of every animal family group that was brought on board. However, as the Flood supposedly took place 4000 years ago, you must also believe that an extreme form of evolution happened lightening fast. Faster than anything any scientist knows could happen.

      You must also believe that mass inbreeding occurred with all species (including humans). Seeing as this leads to severe genetic deformities it is hard to argue that this is the case. As I mentioned in the blog, scientists reckon that a species must have at least 20 members to avoid extinction. How can an entire family group survive with only 2 members?

      “It’s well known that all animals can survive on a meatless diet.”
      By who? Who knows this? There are many animals who can eat nothing but meat. To claim otherwise is to make up facts to suit yourself.

      Not all animals hibernate and those that do, don’t hibernate for a full year. Your answers relies on magic. God magically gave the animals these powers. I obviously do not accept this excuse, for the simple reason that I can claim magic in any solution and to claim anything.

    2. “Might we not suppose that the loving Creator endowed animals onboard the Ark with this survival mechanism?”

      Nope, not the part of “we” at this keyboard It “supposes” too much, such as the existence of such a creator.

      But I can suppose the existence of a mythical creator. They show up in cultures all over the world, and myth has a place in the development of culture.

      The Flood Myth says plainly that the “creator” — in its very own words — became sorry that it made Man and all the animals, and called a do-over. (Gen. 6:6, etc.)

      I’m interested in reasons the creator would not just make a better Man. The Adam version didn’t work out so well. Clearly the generations since Noah have some really bad problems … really not at all any better than the pre-Noah folks. Since the creator acknowledged regret for its mistake, why not just learn from it and make a new model?

  7. Reblogged this on Guy Debord's Cat and commented:
    Great blog from Robert Nielsen about the story of Noah’s Ark. This is quite timely given that many of those who voted against equal marriage in today’s Commons debate are of the belief that Eve (by extension all women) was created from one of Adam’s spare rib. Like a lot of people who were subjected to Christian indoctrination as children, I found the story of Noah’s Ark hard to believe. I mean, how did he manage to stuff a large wooden boat full of every creature on earth? Zoologists are discovering new species of animal all the time. As for insects….well, there seems to be no mention of them.

    1. Honestly if you added a few bible quotes, some digs at Atheists and poorly thought out criticism of evolution then you could become a major creationist theorist with that theory of yours. Of course no one respectable will take you seriously, but when as that stopped them?

  8. Man.. Your in depth analysis has simply torn the story apart. Really intelligent analysis and all legitimate questions. I would love to see answers to these questions by the “saved” believers.

  9. Love the post Robert.

    It makes me laugh…and cry…that it’s the 21st century and yet some people, too many people, still believe this made up fairytale. Of course there is no GOd, but it doesn’t matter anyway as if he was ever there to begin with, he has long since gone away. The bile is an anthology of fables, paragons and analogies. No more. It may contain some historical facts and be based in real world locations…but so do most Dr Who episodes, yet no one is arguing for the existence of daleks or the destruction of Gallifrey. Though I’m sure we would all love our very own TARDIS…
    Also, if all the ‘survivors of the flood’ spoke the same language then there would have been no need to invent any others. So why do we have so many? It’s because the ‘flood’ story is just that – a story. There is no proof whatsoever of a world-covering flood about 5000 years ago, yet there’s plenty of evidence for a meteor strike 60’odd million years ago (layers of iridium or other exotic elements for example, in moutain sides, that are inconsistent with the layers above or below).
    There are approximately 7000 unique languages spoken in the world today. To make the maths easier we’ll make it 6000. So that’s one new language every year since creation.
    Firstly, why? It seems a pointless exercise given that everyone spoke the same language anyway.
    Secondly, how? I would struggle to make up a new language, learn it and then teach it to others inside a year. Hell, ten years would probably still be a squeeze, but you seem to believe this happened (on average) every year since the flood. Does that really make any sense??

    And finally…who in their right mind would seriously believe we went CroMagnon –> Neanderthal –> Stone Age –> Bronze Age –> Renaissance –> Industrial Revolution –> Digital Revolution in just 6000 years. Who? Only a yoghurt.

  10. Aw, gee, come on now, you really think that an absolutely omnipotent, omniscient, omnificent, infallible, perfect, supra-supernatural entity transcending all science, all reason, all knowledge, all experience, all truth … actually creates its own truth as it goes along … need any rational proof it exists, when the only way to know it for sure is by belief that need not be based in reason, because subjective human experience of contact with this entity is enough (dreams, visions and hallucinations help a lot)? And you think that your puny notions of truth are subject to this entity’s obedience? When are you going to get it through your head that It OWNS reality, created it, and can magically transcend it at will?

    You can’t believe simple things like that? What are you, daft?

    I have to admit, though, I’m at least as daft as you. I not only don’t believe in the entity, but I did believe, and religion taught me to stop doing that. So I KNEW the truth, and walked away from it!!! How nutty is that!

  11. “Knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of God, and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.

    But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

    II Peter 3:3-9

  12. The OEC’s are a bit more logical and insist that it was actually a local flood. The Hebrew grammar actually supports them although the OEC’s eventually come out pretty much basing their entire Christian faith on things that can be explained by science. So much for the resurrection although I would like to see how N.T. Wright argues that the resurrection should be interpreted literally.

    1. Who are OEC’s?

      In reality, there probably was a small flood, that’s insignificant in world history, but important to that tribe at the time. Like all Bible stories, it was a mouse that got turned into an elephant.

      1. Old earth creationists. They attempt to make science and the Bible complimentary as opposed to contradictory or at least not two totally different subjects. Yes, I remember learning about the small flood in my phys geo class last semester.

  13. “Why not just give all the evil people a heart attack and save the trouble?”
    Good point, I never thought about this before. I will definitely keep it in mind the next time I come across a YEC.

  14. You’ve missed a very important point in your analysis, Robert. Very little is known about the technology available to Noah at the time. If Noah had simply loaded DNA samples from the animals onto the ark, they would have fit handily onto the ship. Once the flood was over, he could have disassembled the ark and used the materials to construct the necessary laboratory, growth tanks, and so on (gopher wood is especially well-suited to such purposes). From there, it would have been quick work to develop a growth medium and nutritional supply from the carcasses of drowned people and animals and the stranded bodies of sea monsters. Global repopulation/redistribution could have been accomplished in weeks using any of a number of wormhole and/or transporter methods.

    As an alternative, God could have provided Noah with miniaturization technology. I refer you to the relevant scientific literature, including Ant Man, The Atom, and Fantastic Voyage.

    1. Is this a joke? Sure we don’t know a lot about Noah’s time (mainly because he is a fictional characther) but to presume that means he had DNA samples is too absurd to criticise. Why not say he used a spaceship? That’s just as probable as just as had to refute. If anything is possible to God, then any possible explanation can be given, no matter how ridiculous.

      Or we could accept it is a fictional story that never actually happened.

  15. Excellent post Robert! Thank you. Another story is the Book of Job. I cannot believe how many seemingly educated, intelligent adults actually believe it is a true story. Not to mention Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Sheesh! (eye roll)

  16. During WW2 the Allies bombed German cities, men, woman and children where killed no one had a problem with that nor did anyone have a problem with Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both the Germans and the Japanese empires where brutal and when justice was done everyone was happy but if God delivers the justice there is a problem with that he’s evil for stopping evil people who would have taught their children the same evil ways.

    1. Actually a lot of people had a problem with nuclear weapons and bombing Dresden. How do you know that the people were evil or that they were teaching their children the “same evil ways”?

      You seem to forget that we are talking about God. God isn’t like humans, he is supposed to be perfect, so we hold him to a higher standard. Also God isn’t constrained by natural laws, he can do whatever he wants. He could make all the evil people see the error of their ways. He could devise a hundred different solutions that would be impossible to any mere mortal because he is God.

  17. Keep reading it then u might find some answers, this is a very interesting facts. let us know about it all right.. Thank you

  18. If I was living at the time Noah built the Ark and saw all the animals going into the Ark I would definitely have taken my chance in the water rather than repent and go into the Ark.

  19. I know this is an old post but I felt compelled to leave this message. Number 1, we will all die someday, when you die,you”ll find out you were wrong. We in fact do have a creator. I am going to explain a few things out of this article scientifically for those people that are die hard God haters. From the beginning, you can’t just read genesis, you have to read the book of Enoch first. When it says “the sons of God went into the daughters of man”. Enoch explains literally that there were 200 original “fallen angels” in those days. Don’t get wrapped around the name of these beings, just know, they were genetically different than us but were still able to “breed” with human woman. The babies produced were a genetic mutation that resulted in a different creature God had intended. This brings us to the flood. Ok, we know through science by examining DNA, we were no accident, in fact they have translated codes in our DNA into ancient Aramaic writings where our God has left messages for us. I believe Harvard university did that. This is how Noah did it, it is pretty silly to think a man put all of those animals on a boat. You can’t fit animals on the boat but you can store a lot of DNA samples from those animals on a boat. Some people say he flooded the whole world but really he probably just flooded that region that he was having problems with. When it says in the bible God created us, he most likely sat down and made the first few of us in some sky lab somewhere. Another big question people ask is, how does someone live to be over 900 years old. Once again, DNA. The original humans could live longer be cause they were the first. The offspring continually get weaker and weaker over hundreds of years. Put a document in a copying machine and copy every copy, eventually you come out with a blank sheet of paper. Lastly, Enoch never died for he was taken. Figure that one out and let me know

  20. Well wouldn’t it make sense for animal DNA to be aboard Noah’s ark instead of the actual animal’s??

  21. It’s obvious what the real explanation is! The Ark was like Dr Who’s Tardis – much bigger inside than out. No problem with space for all the animals. Also, since it can travel in time, Noah simply zipped forward one year into the future when the flood was over, so he didn’t have to feed or care for the animals, simply let them go.

  22. Well, yes, it was obviously a magical boat, like Mary Poppins bag. 😉

    Now, this story amongst others, was the beginning of the end for my religious beliefs when I was younger. I remember being at youth group and asking the pastor questions about this tricky little tale, some of the very questions you have asked here.

    I didn’t get any suitable or satisfying answers at all. I recall feeling very disappointed and had the distinct feeling of having been lied to, or deceived into believing stories as truth that simply weren’t. I feel odd that adults told us those stories and that even they believed them. It’s just so bizarre!
    Anyway, I asked a few more questions the following couple of youth group meetings that were similarly not really answered.
    I got over that pretty quick from there.

    1. It includes old earth estimates in other articles. But most of the early churvh considered the earth young. And I thinkl it is wrong to say old earth.

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