Nonsense of Noah
| 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?
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.
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.
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?
LOTS OF PROBLEMS!