Nonsense of Noah

3.1. How Many Animals - Woodmorappe
Ark apologists maintain that there was plenty of space for the animals on the Ark. This is done by evolving an interpretive definition for the word "kind". According to Woodmorappe, there were only 39,800 "animals" on board.


6:19 And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.
6:20 Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.
7:2 Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

But, Woodmorappe to the rescue, he posits 15,754 "kinds". He defines 'kind' so as to have, say, one pair of cat-like whatevers, and have all present day cats, from house cats to lions, descendants (why ain't that evolution?) of that pair.

Now, we need two of each "unclean" kind and seven pairs of each "clean" kind. How about this:

15000 x 2 + 700 x 2 x 7 = 39,800 animals on board



Woodmorappe says that to go from a house cat to a lion is not evolution. What do you think?

Here's a quote from a baptist church quoting Woodmorappe:

"How many animals were needed to repopulate the Earth? About 16,000 animals. Example, all the species of dogs today, 250, could have come from one Genesis kind (may have looked similar to a male wolf and a female coyote?). There are only 8000 Genesis kinds of land animals. Even if we count species, only 35,000 land animals were needed". //

Well, they forgot about the 7 pairs of clean beasts and they spelled "genus" as "genesis" and they forgot about the "pairs" of animals. But hey, now we have a number to work with.

The definition of "genus" is
a low-level taxonomic rank used in the classification of living and fossil organisms. Other well-known taxonomic ranks are domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, and species, with genus fitting between family and species

There are obviously more than 15,000 species in existance today. Thus, if Noah saved only 15,700 "kinds", those that we know today MUST HAVE EVOLVED.

This quote is from the mouths of the Baptists who quoted Woodmorappe above:

How much room would the animals take? Less than 20%. Let's be generous. Instead of 16,000 Genesis kinds of animals, use species and include all the extinct animals and thousands more. This would give us 50,000 animals. 50,000 sheep would only take up 37% of the available space in the ark. Almost all would fit on only one of the three levels of the ark


They don't even know the difference between Genus and Genesis!

Were dinosaurs and other extinct animals on the ark?
According to the Bible, Noah took samples of all animals alive at the time of the Flood. If, as creationists claim, all fossil-bearing strata were deposited by the Flood, then all the animals which became fossils were alive then. Therefore all extinct land animals had representatives aboard the ark.

It is also worth pointing out that the number of extinct species is undoubtedly greater than the number of known extinct species. New genera of dinosaurs have been discovered at a nearly constant rate for more than a century, and there's no indication that the rate of discovery will fall off in the near future.