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Posted by Harvey on October 15, 2002 22:11:51 UTC

This just goes to show how irrational you are about this issue.

***Only 7,000 species? Shouldn't there be a whole lot more than that? If there were two of every SPECIES, that would be 14,000 animals. But the Bible says kind, so there woulb be even less. But just to make you happy, I'll say 20,000 animals were on board the ark.***

Like I said, there were many, many more mammals in other continents. I didn't even bother to include the giant reptiles of the Paleozoic, nor the millions of species of insects that alone wouldn't fit in the ark.

***The Ark measured 300x50x30 cubits (Genesis 6:15) which is about 140x23x13.5 metres or 459x75x44 feet, so its volume was 43,500 m3 (cubic metres) or 1.54 million cubic feet. To put this in perspective, this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard American railroad stock cars, each of which can hold 240 sheep."***

As Chris alluded, you can have T-Rex floating in the air. He must be on a deck. T-Rex requires more than 5' of height. If your total height is 44 feet, then with our beasts from the Jurassic and giant mammals from the Cenozoic, at best you can only imagine 2 or 3 decks. This shrinks your 1.54 million cubic feet to around 100,000 sq.ft. About the size of a small warehouse. No big surprise.

***That means that the ark could hold 125280 sheep.***

Talk about counting flying sheep at night. At least Noah had no problem sleeping.

***Only 11% of the animals on the ark where bigger than a sheep.***

Brontosaurus is considerably bigger than a sheep. He could probably occupy at least a few thousand square feet even if moved around very little. How big is your house? How many Brontosaurus relatives do you think you could fit in that house?

***But for your benefit, I'll say that all the animals are the size of a sheep.***

Averages having nothing to do with it. You have to have space, lots of space, for huge mammals. Even a small zoo carrying a fraction of the current population of landbased animals has square footage well over a million square feet. You are not thinking at all. You have turned off your brain and there is no one answering the door right now.

***So that means there would be room for 100,000 more animals.***

If you have over 1,000 species of dinosaurs alone, how are you going to fit them in a square footage vessel of only 100K/sq. feet? Come on, Sam, use your brain. The square footage of Bill Gates home is bigger than the Ark.

***Plenty of room for food, humans, and room for movement. And I'm not even factoring the kind-adaption into this. The ark was plenty big. There was room for the animals, humans, and food.***

You appear to have lost your mind (i.e., assuming that... oh, I won't say).

Sam, I don't know what kind of delusional thinking you are accustomed. As far as I know, your parents raised you in an outhouse and fed you only sunflower seeds every day. To think that you can actually think you are making a rational reply only boggles my mind. Are you serious? I sure hope Aurino is right about you. If you honestly think that you have posted anything close to being rational, well, I'll I can say is good luck. You're gonna need it.

I hope the best for you, Harv

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