This is an interesting story of a man called Noah who had no
previous shipbuilding experience and only three sons and their wives
to help him build one. Together, they built the largest ship ever
built in human history to house untold number of animals and their food
supply. See Genesis 7:23.
If he had any day labor help, he probably did not bother to tell them that they were about to die.
Then along comes God, the genocidal maniac, who floods the world and killed, intentionally, every man, woman, and child on the planet save eight of them.
Praise Be to your Genocidal Maniac
Praise Be to your Genocidal Maniac
My guess is that you have to be a bonafide moron to worship a genocidal maniac. Have you considered worshipping Hitler?
The story of Noah is appalling. God took a dim view of humans, so he (with the exception of one family) drowned the lot of them including the children and also for good measure, the rest of the (presumably blameless) animals as well.
You'd think an omniscient being could have been more selective in killing the evil people with a selective heart attack here, a lightning bolt there, a stroke over there, an accidental decapitation here, a small asteroid collision way over there..... etc.....
The story of Noah's Ark was copied almost word for word from the much older Sumerian Epic of Atrahasis. What this really means is that our true ruler is the supreme sky god, Anu.
You might want to pull your head out of your ass at this point.
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. 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.
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.
Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep
seed alive upon the face of all the earth.
I guess Noah physically inspected each animal to verify it's sex and we can only hope that none of the animals were gay and had no desire to reproduce with the opposite sex.
Why do you find all the penguins (every single one) down in Antartica and nowhere else? How did they get there so fast and not a one settled somewhere else.
Why do you find kangaroos only in Australia and nowhere else? How did they get across the water barrier?
Did Noah have sex with his daughters in law.
Did Noah's wife bear any of her grandchildren?
It's certain that Noah's children practiced incest. They had to.
Did God really have to kill everybody except Noah and his wife and children? Don't you love it when your loving god kills all the little laughing children to satisfy his genocidal lust?
The Altitude Problem (unexplained)
If the flood covered all the mountains on the planet, then the ark rose to such a level in the atmosphere that none of the animals on board could actually breathe. There are over 100 mountains over 23,622 feet high . The vast majority of ark dwellers would suffocate for the lack of oxygen.
Indeed, the water level rose to such a height that it was above the clouds that cause rain. Rain can only come from oceans but the flood is suggesting that the amount of water on the planet tripled or quadrupled. And where did it all drain afterwards?
Noah's ark was floating for about a year at stratospheric levels. Nearly all animals would have died for the lack of oxygen.
It also gets mighty nippy (like 10 below zero Farenheit) at an altitude of 26,000 feet. Not good weather for elephants, hippos and gorillas and it certainly would kill off all insect life.
The religious zealots will tell you that the mountains were all much shorter then and rose significantly due to the flood waters receding.
Tectonic plate shift is not well understood by the religious zealots.
Mt. Everest, 29,042 feet high
The Insect/Bird Life Problem (unexplained)
Given that there are tens of thousands different bird types and hundreds of thousands of insect types, how did they all survive even if they were all the on the ark? The elevation and temperatures would certainly have killed them. This must be covered by super-evolution.
Many species, including fruit flies, have very short lives, and the original pair would not have survived the trip, making it necessary for reproduction while on the ark in order for the species to survive. If you have ever bred fruit flies (take a genetics class) you will know that a fruit fly is sexually active within 5 hours of hatching. Their generation times are very short. By the end of the 40 days and 40 nights (not to mention the time waiting for the waters to recede), the ark would have been filled from one end to the other with annoying fruit flies. Therefore, either they routinely sprayed insecticide around the ark to keep these, and other similar species, in control; put up fly paper; or else these species evolved quickly after departure from the ark.
Do religious zealots ever visit nature museums with those insect displays showing the huge diversity of insect life? Famed biologoist E.O. Wilson once estimated that the number of insects on earth is around ten quintillion. That's 1.4 billion insects per human being on Earth. If they were not constantly eaten, there would be many more.
The Plant Life Underwater Problem (unexplained)
If the flood covered the world for a year, we can clearly conclude that all plant life was killed. This raises some nasty questions as to how it came back to life. If God did not bring it back, then Noah and his sons must have gathered the seeds of millions of different plants all over the planet and had them stored on the Ark. That must have been quite a project in itself. Did no one ask any questions like Hey Noah, how come you gathering all these seeds? Is something up? Of course, the animals could not eat these seeds since they were needed for the second genesis.
Then Noah and his sons and wives had to go back and plant the seeds all over the planet at all latitudes and longtitudes before releasing all the animals. Then the plants had to grow enough to be able to feed the animals just released from the Ark.
Of course, the religious fanatics will tell you that photosynthetis works fine under 5,000-25,000 feet of water. It's the miracle of God! By the way, where did all that water go?
End of Noah's flood: 2343 BC
There are trees that are older than that,
Feeding and Caring for all animals (unexplained)
Imagine trying to run the entire Bronx Zoo with just eight employees. Now consider that Noah's leaky tub, by even the most forgiving estimates, would have to have had far more kinds of animals (including dinosaurs, which creationists believe existed simultaneously with humans, a la the Flintstones). Imagine how much feeding, watering, and manure-carrying that would be. Imagine all this frenetic activity taking place in the cramped, dark, foul-smelling confines of a wooden boat, with predators and prey side-by-side in narrow pens, during the most violent and catastrophic storm in the history of the planet, with an absolute requirement that not a single animal get sick or die. Now try not to laugh too hard at the people who seriously believe all this really happened.
The original origin/deluge story dates back to 1620 BCE and has been passed on to make the Noah's Ark story.
A the end of the flood, Noah sent out a dove and the dove came in to him
in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off:
so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Apparently olive trees grow underwater and do not require photosynthesis.
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.
To thank the lord, Noah toasted a few animals and birds as an offering to a god that loves the smell and taste of cooked meat. Everybody loves a good Barbeque
We will never know which species were sacrificed and were never again seen on this earth. Way to go, god.
Super Evolution (unexplained)
Now, the creationists are supporting the concept of super evolution to cling to their precious Noah's Ark story. They super evolution theory states that Noah only brought a limited set of animals on board the ark, the animals evolved very quickly after they were released from the ark (even if there was no plant life for them to eat). All the animals at all levels evolved quickly in the last 4,000 years into the millions of different species that exist today.
Lastly, the Egyptians and the Chinese civilizations that were operating back in 2300 BC have no such records of any flooding.
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