Possibility of the Ark

 

 Is it possible to build such a large wooden boat?

This question is based on the fact that modern attempts to build a wooden
ship the size of the Ark have failed. Such ships were V bottom ships and were build using planks. These tended to bend causing leaks.

The Ark was most likely a shallow flat bottom boat and making the lower deck out of logs 4 layer thick would prevent bending and the accompanying leaks. Internal structure would also help strengthen the Ark. Furthermore known ancient ship building techniques used elongated pegs to connect the planks, adding strength and helping to prevent leaks.  The Ark would actually have been very stable and sea worthy and its stability could be helped by loading the Ark bottom up.

Wooden ships of  about the Arks size have been built. The ancient Greek ship Syracusia was capable of carrying 400 tons and the Chinese sea-going junks of the 15th century approached size of the Ark.


Could the Ark Carry so many Animals

Genesis 6:19-20 (KJV)
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.
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.

Genesis 7:2-3 (KJV)
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.
3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Now evolutionists try to claim that every species of animal needed  to be on the Ark, amounting to  8.7 million species would result in a whopping 17.5 million animals, which would way be to much for the Ark, However the Ark did not have to carry two of every modern species but only  two of every kind of unclean animal and seven of every clean animal. Biblical kinds are more equivalent to genus and in some cases family so the actual number would be much smaller, Dr Woodmorappe estimated that there arw about 8000 genera including extinct genera, if we equate genus to kind which is probably most offten the case we get only about 16,000 animals. Rounding up to 20.000 animals allows extra marging. Now given the fact that scientists at the University of Leicester have calculated that Noah's Ark could have carried as many as70,000 animals, it is clear that there is no problem with the Ark carrying the needed number of animals.


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