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This is more argument from ignorance. We don’t know the exact mechanisms God (via Noah) used to care for the animals. Perhaps God made the animals hibernate as some have suggested. Of course the animals were probably adolescent and needed less food/room than a full grown adult. And we STILL don’t know exactly how many animals we’re talking about.

RKBentley, CARM 52 Comments [9/23/2008 2:28:57 AM]
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Smith

2 of every species.

So let's go in the neighborhood of "a whole fucking lot."

9/23/2008 2:36:44 AM

jc

This is more argument from ignorance.
My fucking irony meter is broken.

Also, your Bible says 2 of every kind of animal, so if your Bible is to be taken literally, it is exactly the number of species times 2.

9/23/2008 3:10:27 AM

Lilith

"And we STILL don’t know exactly how many animals we’re talking about"

Yes, we do. It's ZERO. Because it is a myth. It never happened. It's just a bunch of folks writing down a story passed orally down the generations of a particularly nasty flood in that part of the world. The story changed over time in the telling to be incorporated in the local myth structure. Other cultures in the area at the time had similar tales.

9/23/2008 3:25:05 AM

Jay-Sus

This is more argument from ignorance.

Quoted for fucking truth.

9/23/2008 3:34:20 AM

struby

Well, taking the average of the estimates for known species (average being around 17-18 million)...

You still believe that there was a boat capable of holding 34-36 million animals?

Cause, well, wow.

9/23/2008 3:42:39 AM

Osiris

Wouldn't it have been easier to just remake the animals after the flood. I mean it only took God one day to do it right?

9/23/2008 3:49:56 AM

Headache

I'd like to build me a house of gopher wood, it seems to be a very solid and flexible type of wood with an incredible ability to withstand the forces of nature and to turn methane gas into pure air.

Would really come in handy here in hurricane ridden Florida... Where can I find it?


9/23/2008 3:51:45 AM

kingoftheheavies

This is more argument from ignorance.

You, sir/madam, have done irrepairable damage to my irony meter. I can no longer afford to purchase these by the gross. Please post your address, so that we may all send you our receipts for immediate reimbursement.

You have every right to be a moron, but that right ends at our property.

Oh, and the ark? More bullshit.

9/23/2008 3:59:28 AM

Beeblebrox

We don’t know the exact mechanisms God (via Noah) used to care for the animals. Perhaps God made the animals hibernate as some have suggested.

Ok, let's look at this problem from a different angle. Since all of the plant life on Earth was (supposedly) submerged for more than 40 days, all of it would have been killed off due to lack of sunlight and rot caused by excessive water. Where did the new flora come from and what did the herbivores aboard the Ark eat until it reappeared?

9/23/2008 4:00:27 AM

werewolf

Assume that there were just one million species of plants and animals existing at the time. Two of each species (don't even count the mention of seven of each in another part of Genesis) nets you two million individual organisms to fit in a boat barely the size of a modern destroyer. Add the eight adults, provisons for the animals and crew, special arrangements for those animals and plants who cannot survive in a standard environment present in a cramped and overloaded boat.

Now, what was that about ignorance?

9/23/2008 4:45:59 AM

ChannelZero

Damn the old testament for giving the world this shit. It just opened the door for stupid crap like this--"well it happened a while ago, and science isn't really real, so let's just assume goddidit." Yeah, that makes a whole ton of sense...

9/23/2008 5:19:52 AM

Pyroclasm

It's not an argument from ignorance because there isn't anything to argue. You haven't presented any evidence, just speculation based on ancient mythology!

9/23/2008 5:22:06 AM



How did they care for the animals? Were there adolescent animals? Did they hibernate? How are they going to find out the answers to these unknowns? Does anyone really care? These people want equal time in science classrooms?

And we STILL don't know exactly where we'd be today if western civilization hadn't lost nearly 1000 years to Christian dogma.

9/23/2008 6:36:48 AM

Cabraxas

I just wish Noah had swatted those bloody mosquitos.

9/23/2008 6:45:08 AM

hmcook87

So in other words, don't think about it, goddidit.

9/23/2008 7:35:14 AM

Jesus Klingon

This is simply called making shit up as you go along.

9/23/2008 7:51:22 AM

Mandy

"We don't know" "Perhaps God" "the animals were probably" "we STILL don’t know exactly how many animals we’re talking about."

Yes, argument from ignorance.

Don't adolescent animals, that is, animals that are almost full sized but still growing, need at least as much food as adults? Growing increases their nutritional requirements.

9/23/2008 8:53:03 AM

Athar

Well if bible adventures is to be believed. Then about 5 or 6 animals.

9/23/2008 9:41:33 AM

aaa

Groan...

9/23/2008 9:59:37 AM

The Jamo

"And we STILL don’t know exactly how many animals we’re talking about."

Presumably every species that is currently alive plus all the ones that have gone extinct since the purported event since, after all, you boneheads don't "believe" in evolution.

9/23/2008 10:03:48 AM

anevilmeme

Tens of millions, ergo its a fucking myth.

9/23/2008 10:19:07 AM

Redneck Bimbo Governor

Growing animals eat an awful lot of food. Take a puppy, for instance. These people just have no common sense.

9/23/2008 10:33:53 AM

Nowonmai

News flash: adolescent animals need even MORE food than adults as they are still growing. You FAIL biology!

9/23/2008 10:34:21 AM

Illuminatalie

"This is more argument from ignorance."
Why, yes, it is. You should prefix every paragraph you write with that sentence, just to warn everyone else.

9/23/2008 10:38:12 AM

Hasher

If Noah and the Ark couldn't support the animals without miraculous help, what would be the point of the ark? Why not just save the animals by a miracle (or not send a flood)?

9/23/2008 10:50:09 AM
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