How many individual animals did Noah supposedly bring on the ark?
- ArcherLv 72 months ago
They lost the manifest in the flood.
- reme_1Lv 72 months ago
3 or 4 with lots of bugs.
- tentofieldLv 72 months ago
The Bible says two of each unclean animal kind and seven of each clean animal kind. Creationists like the word "kind" as they can use it for species, genera or families without having to be specific. Of course the moment they go beyond "species" they have to accept evolution.
Consider the genus Equus. This includes horses, donkeys and zebras. The creationist will tell you that these are all horse "kind" and that they all split up like dog breeds after the flood. The trouble is that all dogs have the same number of chromosomes but equids don't. Mountain zebras have 16 pairs, Plains zebras 22 pairs, Grevy's zebras 23 pairs, Kiangs 26 pairs, Onagers 28 pairs, horses 31 pairs and donkeys 32 pairs. Creationists must have some wild ideas about evolution if they think that all those could have come from a single pair of horses 4000 years ago.
If you use "kind" to mean "species" then the Ark wasn't big enough. If you are going to use it to mean genus or family then you have to accept evolution. In any case, a wooden boat the size of the Ark would have flexed, leaked and sunk with the first waves it encountered. The story is impossible.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Pairs, I think the story goes. I wonder how he managed to travel the world collecting them. Lets not forget the thousands of different types of insects......🙄
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- UserLv 72 months ago
The Bible does not answer that question.
(So: no one on Earth knows the answer to that question.)
- Pirate AM™Lv 72 months ago
The Bible claims two of every unclean "kind" and 7 pairs of every clean kind. Obviously, the writer of Genesis didn't know much about animals in Australia, Africa or elsewhere in the world you you'd have to figure out if elephants, koalas, kangaroos or other species are clean or not. Then, we have that word "kind" as many people try, despite everything we know about genetics and how it works, to make "kind" mean sort of a "super species" that all others are descended from , so one cat kind and all cats, lions, tigers, bobcats, house cats, etc came from this "kind".
The moral of this is simple, no matter how you try to rationalize or justify the Noah story, there are way too many holes in it to patch it up and it would have sunk like the Ark would have (being a very large, all wood boat, if it held together once it started to float, it would needed to be bailed out continuously)
- 2 months ago
Noah completely forgot Mrs. Unicorn...
The poor male pined away...
Now lights out. Night, night...
- 𝐸𝓂𝓂𝒶 ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗLv 42 months ago
This information is not given in the folk tale.
And as NCWJ has said, there is no supposedly, because it clearly never happened.
- 2 months ago
I am glad you asked this question, the best place to find out is Professor Ken Hams Ark Experience. In this hand build exhibit there are examples of all the animals and dinosaurs that were on the real thing. A true seat of learning.
- 2 months ago
there was no supposedly - It happened