ANSWERS: 42
  • If we accept Genesis as history, and I do, then Noah was the greatest ecologist who ever lived or ever will. Therefore he took food supplies for the animals which he selected. For the carnivorous animals, he could have taken a lot more than two each. We just aren't told that detail. However, many carnivorous animals, dogs for example, can live for a long time on plant food; and it is obvious from the fossil record that many plants are now extinct, some of which may have served carnivorous animals quite well--there must have been some such in the Garden of Eden or the human race would have died from pernicious anemia. (No known plant contains Vitamin B12.) To answer "searching4truth"'s comment, I'm glad you're "Searching4truth", "Searching4truth". The history records that Noah was 625 years old when he entered the Ark, and he may (as one terrific novel supposes) have been the royal zookeeper in the world he lived in. Not that insects didn't have to be brought into the Ark; there would have been plenty of floating vegetation mats and many would have just hitched a ride. The panda has very sharp teeth--if we had no pandas but only fossils we would assume it was a carnivore. Spiderwebs also capture pollen, which the spiders eat. I just happened this very morning to read a report at AnswersInGenesis.com about the unprovable hypotheses that evolutionists regularly engage in--check it out, it's near the bottom of their website and a great example is given of the "just-so stories" that pass as scientific these days.
  • Please consider the following scriptures which show that NOT only two of each animal was taken unto the Ark: Ge 7:1 And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. 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. 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. 5 And Noah did according unto all that the LORD commanded him. We see here that the Lord commanded Noah to take seven pairs of certain animals into the Ark, so contrary to popular opinion its NOT only two of each animal that entered into the Ark but fourteen animals male and female of clean beasts and birds such as Oxen, Sheep, Doves, Pigeons, Etc. These extra animals could have supplied food for the Carnivors and we know they were a lot because even after the flood Noah still had enough to offer sacrifices unto the Lord. Ge 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
  • This is a excelnt question and after reading Kaddiysh's answer.i sure as one could not take it any further.but as far as the actual question i for one will be reading Genesis.
  • Here it goes, the best conclusion to the Noah's ark question that I have ever encountered. Here's the plain and simple version. Noah took two of every animal as requested. However, he took baby animals, they took up less room, and made less feces. As for the food question, all life was vegitarian in the pre-flood era. The word 'meat' often refers to the flesh of a piece of fruit or vegetable. Eating animal 'meat' became justified after the flood due to lack of vegitation destuction from the flood.
  • Carniverous? What about the plant eaters? All plant life on earth would have been dead. Do you see trees growing in the ocean? The waters would have mixed together and become brackish (salty-freshwater or vice versa). The animals would have starved to death. You have to understand that people back in those times were nomads. They didn't know that plants were living things. Even if they did know to bring seed with them, the earth wasn't dry enough for them to even walk on it for a little over a year. All plant life was submerged in salty muddy water for at least 10 months. That means that all plants were dead and even most of the plants in the ocean like seaweed and such would have died from the churned-up muddy water. Ever see a dried up river bed? Think! You have to realise that people back then told stories for their entertainment. They had to believe in gods because they couldn't explain things any other way. They had no science, all they had were stories. Open your minds, the truth will set you free!
  • They ate big fat Noah...
  • Always someone trying to spoil a good plot.
  • Dead things frequently float, so he could have thrown out a net and gone fishing for drowned carcasses. Or failing that, fishing for actual fish.
  • It's quite simple accually.And the tradition has endourd through out history. The female,once pregnant,consumed the male and lived off his nutrience untill the flood waters receeded and than lived a happy life while his carcuss was picked over by buzzerds. and stuff.
  • He had a portable McDonalds restaurant on board with the kangarro's and other marsupials that Noah would have no way of saving since he could not have sailed to Australia in the first place.The story has been misinterpreted.
  • i believe on Noah's ark they ate bread and dry things. their wasn't much. and there certainly wasn't canned food back then.
  • This story never actually took place. Just because people swear that the bible is the word of God, does not mean that what's in the bible is true and reliable.
  • how do u think some spieces became extinct? haha
  • God, with all of his divine powers, conjured a myriad of fast food restaurants which included: McD's, taco bell, burger king, jack-in-the-box, pizza hut and much, much more. Sticks and stones were used as currency.
  • There has been a recent translation of a section of the Dead Sea Scrolls that has generated a fair amount of controversy in that there is evidence that there was actually 3 of everything on the Ark. Further evidence shows that founding members of PITA held court in the year 75 BC and demanded a re-write of the Book of Genesis to remove that passage to show a more humane voyage where they simply survived on saw grass and sea weed.
  • They brought the dinosaurs on there, killed, cooked and ate them
  • Yes, that is the thing about religion regarding the bible, you don't even have to think! :) Isn't that great? You either accept it or you don't. More of the intellectual types (like you seem to be) choose not believe such primitive fairytales.
  • If people think there were only 2 of each animal, they haven't read the whole story. There were 2 of all animal and 7 of the food animals. I personally think this story is a metaphore, but people think it's literal. If you look at it literally, then there were feed animals on board. If metaphore...it doesn't matter.
  • Ta' hell with food - whaddabout 'sanitary facilities?! ;-)
  • Cruise lines usually have restaurants and such, right?
  • The arc was supposedly a gigantic vessel and there was plenty of storage space for food for the humans and the animals.The poultry would have laid eggs,and the cows would have given milk,the other human food would have been dry goods such as flour ,and other cereals.Their would have also been dried fruit such as sultana's,raisins,and dried dates.
  • They couldn't and they didn't. Usually the simplest answer is the right answer
  • They ate the Unicorns that is why there are none now. lol
  • two of each of the worlds 11 million species on one boat? Then Noah dropped all the animals in the proper regions....sounds like a fairy tale...plus there's no evidence of that flood ever occuring.
  • There used to be three sexes.
  • Canned foods? where in the world would Noah come up with canned foods?
  • Ramen noodles. And the occasional Pot Noodle. Such was the will of God.
  • "21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them." Source and further information: "Genesis 6 (New International Version)" http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=1&chapter=6&version=31&context=chapter It was supposed to be enough. On the other side, the whole story is quite difficult to believe...
  • That was not the only problem they had - with all those animals on board, what did they do with all the.. er... waste matter! Well, after a while, Noah realised this was a problem, so he shovelled it all overboard, and a few thousand years later, Christopher Columbus discovered it!
  • even if they managed to get on board the virus EBOLLA would have killed them all the bible is a book of lies fatastic immaginary stories none to be beleived the same do not beleive god exists for he does not
  • I'll have to find a Bible and look up the dementions of the Arc again. I did it several years ago and if I remember correctly the Arc would have been about the size of a football field, and three stories high. I couldn't hold two of every animal in California let alone the world.
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  • I haven't read the many answers given so i may be repeating. It really seems that before the flood all animals were herbivores. Here is some broad evidence. Humans are now carnivores (well, omnivores) but weren't before the Flood (Genesis 9). This may have applied to animals, too. The prophecies of Isaiah tell us that in the new world, wolves and lions will eat 'straw like the bull'. This may indicate the original diet God gave animals. Today's carnivores can live on vegetation when they must. During World War 2, the London Zoo fed their great cats fodder because meat was too scarce. This isn't a hard and fast statement, but one line of thinking. The animals on the ark may well have all eaten vegetation. Much easier to maintain. Make sense? (I also posted this as a comment.)
  • Noah deer.
  • The unicorns, griffons, chimeras, hyrdas and fawns?
  • More inconsistencies in the story that solidify my belief that it didn't happen!
  • The arc would have to be bigger than anything man could build to carry all the different life forms.So the difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible. When we look through our telescopes and microscopes, or when we just look at nature, we have a problem. Somehow the idea of God we get from the holy scriptures doesn't seem to fit the world around us, just as you wouldn't ascribe a composition by the Beatles to The Stones. The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe. It's hard to conceive of the author of one as the author of the other.
  • First of all we need to look back in Genesis 1:29-30 where it says...."And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so." Here we see that not only was mankind vegetarian but so were all of the animals up to the time of the flood. So the animals, including the present carnivores, were vegetarians. After the flood things changed quite a bit. God allowed man and animals to consume meat, thus were born the carnivores. Genesis 9:1-4 "And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. 2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. 3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood." In light of the above Scriptures, there were "no" carnivores on the ark. The animals that we now know as carnivores ate what Noah and his family ate, seeds, fruits, vegetables, nut's, bread, and milk. It wasn't until after the flood that they became meat eaters.
  • he took two each of all unclean (non kosher) and seven each of all clean (kosher) animals. so in that light it's even more ludicrous that the ark was big enough to hold them all. quite the fairy tale...
  • Manna from heaven

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