How Could Dinosaurs Fit on the Ark?

Short answer: God probably sent Noah younger, smaller animals

Bible reference: Genesis 8:15-17

“And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.  Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.”

Some people worry that dinosaurs would be too big to be on the Ark, but that’s not necessarily true. Dinosaurs came in all sizes: small [chicken-sized], medium [sheep-sized] and, obviously, large. The average dino was the size of a sheep or cow.

Titans [the reeeeally big ones] like Ultrasaurus and Supersaurus were probably just longer-lived [older] examples of their kind. Many animals today, particularly reptiles like lizards and turtles, grow bigger and bigger the older they get. But such giants aren’t typical; they’re special exceptions. In the case of Ultrasaurus and Supersaurus, a lot of scientists think they may have just been really big [and really old!] Brachiosaurs or some other sauropod. Younger animals are much smaller.

In fact, the biggest dinosaur egg found so far is only about the size of a football. The dinosaurs that hatched from those eggs would start off small and then grow bigger over time. We don’t think God sent dino babies to Noah, but it would make sense for God to send younger [and smaller] animals. Younger animals would live longer once they got off the Ark and would be able to have more babies over time and fill the earth, according to God’s will in Genesis 8:15-17.

17 Responses to How Could Dinosaurs Fit on the Ark?

  1. MrNobody says:

    By this logic, if we allow a sparrow to live long enough, will it grow into a Bald Eagle?

    • No.

      I’m simply stating something that even evolutionists beleive: that larger dinosaurs such as sauropods hatch from small eggs and do not grow to their adult height overnight, but over a course of decades.

      I’m also noting that animals observably speciate, so that there are different varieties of dogs or as you suggested sparrows, yet they are still dogs and sparrows, respectively, for all their variation within that created kind.

      What we deny is that a full-grown adult sauropod would be required onboard the Ark. Younger, smaller animals would make more sense. An insistence on full-grown adult specimens is simply unreasonable and unnecessary.

      Obviously, we also deny that sparrows could ever become eagles. Sparrows and eagles both show great variety within their respective created kinds, but have never been observed to change into anything else.

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  4. fiona says:

    This is what comes of failing to teach American kids to think analytically while in school.

    • Actually, we’ve failed to teach our kids to think skeptically and analytically in favor of indoctrinating them in millions of years of microbes-to-man evolution; we’ve skipped teaching skeptical inquiry in order to insulate the evolution model from the self-correcting mechanisms of scientific investigation. In the meantime, with evolutionists in control of our science education for the past 40 years or so, USAmerican kids now rate themselves #1 in self-esteem while comparing miserably to other countries in math and science. THAT is, demonstrably, what comes of failing to teach American kids to think analytically while in school lest their skepticism be applied to the fish-to-philosopher evolution model.

      Unfortunately, said indoctrination doesn’t work all that well against folks who are outsiders to the system. Those of us in that particular class have learned critical thinking and logic… and I assure you that these are formidable weapons against the evolutionary model, for it is past its time, a house of cards doomed to fall to the next scientific paradigm, a foe the old scientific establishment fights tooth and nail: intelligent design.

      Now, what you meant to say [since your comments on my various sites betray the fact that you are an evolutionist] is that we haven’t thoroughly brainwashed them enough or folks like me wouldn’t believe in a Creator God and that the Bible is a true, factual and historical revelation from that Creator. Perhaps you could start a Ministry of Freethought to enforce the required dogma, eh?

      Here’s to the hope that you find the Truth at long last…
      -revTony

  5. antoon says:

    How did freshwater fishes survive since over 90% of water on earth is salty?

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  7. Jim Martel says:

    Dinosaurs did not go on the Ark. That idea is a complete fabrication and perversion of the Word of God. They were on the planet during the pre-Adamite word and used to prepare the planet for a more refined creation. . They, and the vegetation of that time, were used to fertilize the planet and prepare it for a mankind.
    It’s impressive the lengths creation scientist have gone through to deceive people. The idea that these creatures were on the ark or that a water ox is a dinosaurs is absolute foolishness.

    • Tony Breeden says:

      You have no Scripture to back up that assertion, whereas the Bible says that God brought two of every kind of air-breathing land animal and fowl into the Ark.
      As for the idea that behemoth is a water ox, I have noted that a water ox’s tail does not fit the Biblical description of behemoth of having a tail like a cedar tree. Notes and commentaries in your Bible, however useful, are not God-breathed; only the verses of Scripture themselves are God-breathed and inerrant.

    • I don’t believe that Scientists said that. If they did, i can’t picture too many actually saying that. I read a book,. I can’t remember the exact title, but one of the authors is, I believe his name is Ken ham, a Christian. I got the book at a Christian book store about 10 years ago. They mention that it a Theory–Only a Theory, that the dinosaurs May have boarded the ark. They did mention that they would have been young, so would not have taken up a lot of room. It was mentioned, that After the flood, the Earth changed after the flood, and they could not adapt, and died off.They also mentioned a real interesting thing—That there have been stories of Dragons–In Every Culture. Could some of those stories of dragons have just maybe been true? Especially since Every Culture has had stories of dragons.

  8. GrindEspresso says:

    Crikey…creationists are not doing us Christians any favours with their dinasaurs on the ark. You still don’t understand that the 6 “days” is a metaphor for a long period of time just like Peter alluded to (2 Peter 3:8 & 9). Just like the Lord is resting on his 7th day which has been going for 6000+ years.

    • Tony Breeden says:

      2 Peter 3:8-9 refer to God’s timelessness. If we took this verse literally, we would note that not only does Peter say that with God, a day is as a thousand years, but also a thousand years is as a day. To be consistent, we would have to say that Jesus rose again after three long ages, that Joshua marches round Jericho for 7000 years and that Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three long ages. This argumentum ad ridiculum serves to show that a proper Biblical hermeneutic will derive the author’s intended meaning from the text rather than trying to assign meaning on the text based on modern notions.

      As for your reference to the book of Hebrews, the rest the believer may enter into is given by analogy to the actual historical events of the Creation Week, without which the entire concept is nonsense. The verse says that the Lord “rested” on the seventh day, not that He is resting even now. The believer is commanded to work while it is yet day, for as Jesus said, the night [rest] comes when no man can work.

  9. Vanessa says:

    Thank you so much for defending our faith. It has made me very happy to see you stand by what we know to be true. May God bless you.

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