Nonsense of Noah


3.4. Were There Plants on the Ark?
THE POINT!
If there were plants on board, the work required before the flood is doubled. All problems of the animals exist with the plants. If plants were not brought onto the Ark, where did they come from?


Genesis

6:17 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

7:23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

7:4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.




So, since "every living substance that I have made" "that is in the earth" must include all the mosses, ferns, horsetails, gymnosperms, angiosperms, dicotyledons, monocotyledons, lichens, mushrooms, Red and Green and Brown algae, Redwood trees, oak trees, etc, you have to assume they also would have been killed by the flood.


Many plant species could not have survived throughout their continuous submersion in water, especially if the flood introduced them to the new saline mixture. Even so, is it possible that the vegetation could have vanquished, yet left viable seeds to continue their species as many have suggested? The answer is no for several reasons.

The flood would have buried the vast majority of vegetative offspring under hundreds of feet of sediment, far too deep for successful sprouting. Similarly, many seeds cannot survive the lengthy, yet necessary duration of the flood without undergoing germination. Others cannot germinate unless they've been exposed to fire or ingested by an animal. To compound the vegetative problems further, not all plants produce seeds as a method of reproduction.
Therefore, Noah must have taken plants aboard too.

Maybe the animals did come to Noah BUT THE PLANTS DID NOT!

Having to deal with plants presents a whole set of new impossibilities for Noah.

LIGHT for the plants since there was only one window.
TIME to learn about all the species (plants weren't named by Adam on day six) and how to recognize them.
TIME to learn where they are and collect each species of plant being careful to avoid touching the poison ivy.
SPACE on the Ark to grow the plants,
SOIL in which to grow the plants,
FOOD to nurish the plants (bacteria in the ground? from where? Enough to provide food for plants and still have some left for reproduction),
WATER for the plants
TIME required to tend to plants
WEIGHT, additional weight (plants and Soil), sinks ship even deeper..




OH... SEEDS!
Maybe the animals did come to Noah BUT THE PLANTS' SEEDS DID NOT!

The common apologetic hypothesis proposes that Noah brought seeds onto the ark to assure plant survival. This acknowledges that plants could not have survived the flood. It does, however, present another whole set of problems:

Where, When and How did Noah collect the seeds? Order from Burpee's catalog?
How many seeds of each species did he bring?
How and where were the seeds stored?
How were they prevented from germinating in the heat and humidity of the Ark?
How were they prevented from going moldy during the long time on the Ark?
How did the seeds get distributed around the world in time for the animals to eat the plants on their way back to their native habitat.


LOTS OF PROBLEMS!