Considering the 6-day creation account, where do dinosaurs fit? They would have lived alongside humans if they were created on the same day, and whatever wiped them off the earth apparently did not impact humans. Did they not survive the flood, perhaps? Having "every living creature" on board the ark surely could not have included a male and female T rex...could it?
Post by Mike Miller on May 28, 2014 16:25:00 GMT -5
Thanks for a very good question. The dinosaurs would have lived alongside humans, and those which were not already extinct must have become extinct after the global flood. As to whether all the animals, including dinosaurs, could have fit on the ark, I have linked below to some articles that show present calculations to show how the ark could have only been halfway filled and still had all the animals.
To summarize: Not every single breed of animal needed to go on the ark. For example, Noah would not have needed two zebras, two donkeys, and two horses. He would have only needed two of the horse "kind." Similarly, even though almost 700 different dinosaurs have been named, he would have only needed two of the 55 specific kinds of dinosaurs. Moreover, we would assume that Noah would not have taken full grown animals. Why take adult elephants when baby elephants would do? Then when we consider that only 11% of all land animals are larger than sheep, the ark was more than big enough to accommodate all the animals, plus room for food, storage, waste, and range.
Wouldn't the idea that various kinds of animals were brought on to the Ark and have simply split off into the species we see today imply a rate of evolution that the Darwinists don't even hold to? It would seem that Young earthers are implying that each "kind" of animal was brought into the ark some few thousands of years ago and then, after the ship landed, they all went out and brought about the many animals we see and know today. That's a lot of animals and a lot of evolving! "About 8.7 million (give or take 1.3 million) is the new, estimated total number of species on Earth -- the most precise calculation ever offered -- with 6.5 million species on land and 2.2 million in oceans. Announced by the Census of Marine Life, the figure is based on a new analytical technique. The number of species on Earth had been estimated previously at 3 million to 100 million."
Post by Mike Miller on May 30, 2014 13:20:13 GMT -5
Changes within kinds is not Darwinian evolution. Evolutionists contend that fish evolved into reptiles, which evolved into birds, etc. They believe humans evolved from apes. Noah would have had two of some kind of dog (perhaps a wolf), from which all dog breeds and species have come. However, they are all still dogs. This aligns with what we see in the fossil record. Nowhere do we find transitional forms between one kind of animal to another (like ape-man or lizard-bird), but if evolution were true, then we should see millions of them at least.