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[Replying to 'what did the animals eat after the global flood?]Forgetting exhumed carrion, which carnivores would rather eat than expend energy hunting, or fish trapped in pools left behind by retreating floodwaters.

Socrates, Theology Web 8 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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And the herbavoirs?

12/23/2006 1:20:55 AM


Considering that all the other animals would have died when the flood first started, a year earlier, I don't think there was anything left to eat.

Besides, all the animals were buried in the layers of sediment to be found later, remember?

12/23/2006 1:38:53 AM

David D.G.

After pickling for a whole year in the sea, I don't think that any carrion would be fit to eat; it would be just bones, especially since fish of all sorts would have eaten the bodies first, then bacteria would have taken over from there.

And the lack of anything for the animals to eat is just one of the massive holes in the fairy tale about Noah's flood.

~David D.G.

12/23/2006 5:48:48 AM


Most carnivores can't eat carrion. Their digestive systems can't handle the chemicals and organisms associated with advanced decay. Scavengers like vultures are specially adapted to handle it.

Fish trapped in pools have only hours to live. The body of water is too small; daylight or nightfall would vary the water temperature too far, and they'd die en masse. The only ones who aren't screwed are herbivores, who can probably subsist on exposed sea-life living on what were, and became again, shorelines.

Besides, no one was really asking what they ate for their next meal -- they meant what did they eat for the months it would take for enough vegetation to regenerate to allow herbivores to reproduce in sufficient numbers to feed the carnivores.

12/23/2006 6:52:11 AM


I am surprised Socrates didn't just pull the godditit and provided card!

After all godditit can do anything

3/10/2009 4:45:33 AM


In fact - why did god even need Noah and an ark with "2 of every kind" to start with?

3/10/2009 4:47:03 AM


Where did the retreating floodwaters go, exactly?

10/23/2011 11:07:25 PM


"Exhumed carrion"?
You mean the soaked, salty remains of dead things?

3/4/2013 7:10:55 PM

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