Now if only Turkey would allow archeologists in.
ha ha ha...it did not have to sail, it just needed to float. LOL I just caught that. you know they were all on that ark for over 6 months. Sometime between 6 months and a year! They did not just jump right out after 40 days.I read an interesting article about it on national geographic.. remember in the bible it took him 100 years to build it.. God told him HOW to build it.. He didnt build it to sail he just needed it to float.
ha ha ha. I have thought of the same stuff. actually I think God took care of the spiders and worms and beetles just fine. They could of just lived in the cracks of the boat like they do our houses. And what of the termites? Who knows. I bet some of those bugs just survived kind of hibernated in trees and the ground like grub worms do all fall and winter.lunamoth said:Here's another thing to think about that's been "bugging me."
There are over a million known species of insects in the world today, not counting those that have become extinct. Beetles alone count for over 500,000 species. And the category of insects does not include animals like spiders, centipedes or worms, just those with 3 body parts, 6 jointed legs, 2 antennae and an exoskeleton.
Anyway, you need male and female of each type of beetle, bringing that to a million beetles on the ark. Besides just the creepiness of this, consider that conservatively each beetle is less than a cm long (a US penny is almost 2 cm in diameter, for comparison), and to make the math easy lets say that the average beetle can live for a year in a cubic cm . So, if I'm doing this correctly you need 10,000 cubic meters just for the beetles alone.
The ark dimensions I found on the web are 135 m x 22.5 m x 13.5 m = 41,006.25 cubic meters. So, for the beetles alone you need a quarter of the space of the ark just to hold them. If you add in the other 500,000 types of insects (still not including bugs like spiders, centipedes or worms), you need half the space of the ark to hold them.
Good thing that insects account for 95% of all animal species!
Bandit said:I think God just wanted the joy of seeing his servant build this boat and then gather the animals into the ark of safety. So as Noah served God in building the boat, God served Noah in the safety of the Ark. fuss.
Faithfulservant said:Ok if you think about it.. Most bugs could have simply been eggs laying in the fur of the animals and it wasnt necessary to house animals birds fish and bugs that could survive in water. God guided the animals to the ark.. Dont you think he would have thought about planting some eggs in the fur? hmm food for thought.
Bandit said:Seeing that I was accused of posting a link to SPAM in the forum beliefs and spiritual (which I am not real pleased about, because I thought this CR was for people to discuss beliefs and I did NOT post a link to SPAM)
Here is a copy and paste with no link -on some bugs and how they survive floods and storms. Some of them actually multiply faster with water and moist condittions.
I am glad everyone thinks this is funny. I am sure there was a lot more wood floating around than just the ark.
Nah, it is not you at all lunamoth.lunamoth said:Dear Bandit,
I hope that my post did not add to your bad day--it certainly was not intended that way at all. I was being most sincere when I said that your reply was great, the part about God being joyous in Noah's obedience and then lovingly taking care of all. I think this gets at the message of the Ark and so it is more important than anything I or anyone else has said in this thread so far.
I have been trying to be lighthearted here and I can see that, as usual, I have been clumsy at trying to pull it off. But please do not think I was making fun of you or your post. Apologies for any misconceptions.
p.s. being of the lepidopteran family myself perhaps that is why I focused on bugs