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All of the animals boarded Noah's ark “in the selfsame day” (Genesis 7:13-14). Since there were several million species involved, they must have boarded at a rate of at least 100 per second. How did poor Noah and his family make sure that the correct number of each species entered through the door and then get them all settled into their proper living quarters so efficiently?


Asked by IhartU at 1:48 PM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Well, Noah had some help.

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:37 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Oh geez......LOL

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 1:50 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • That's a lot of animals per second...

    Answer by IhartU at 1:59 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Ihart.. Who says there were millions of animals? to my recollection there was no number attached. And you forget that Allah's prophets and messengers are supported by His power. Whatever he wants them to do they do...And how ever he brings about the accomplishment of the job is within his grace, mercy and power.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 2:04 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • So are you saying there weren't millions of creatures in existance back then? Perhaps then they sprung from nothing or evolved because there ARE millions of species and creatures now-a-days. Also, do you think God sped time up (like a fast forward button) so they were able to load all those animals in record time?

    Answer by IhartU at 2:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • just like when we do things that seem impossible.. they get done only by His grace and mercy. The prophet said that nations were destroyed because of their excessive questioning. Wanting to nit pick everything instead of focusing on the bigger picture which is the exiistenc of God and how to worship him. leaves us no where but destroyed. When Allah would answer the questions of the people, they wanted more answers.. more questions .. silly questions that have nothing to do with belief.. but instead all to do with disbelief and wanting to prove God wrong, unworthy or non existent. This leads to self destruction.

    Answer by Aasiyah at 2:07 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • ihart.. what i am saying is that you do not have proof as to whether there were 200 sets of animals or a million.. if you can quote a number from the revealed books.. ok.. but to assume that there were millions is just that an assumption. The belief in God has to be by what he said.. not what we think.. because what we think is no reflection upon the proofs of God.

    And God created man with the word Be. He created the Worlds with the Word Be. He creates with the word be. However he does it.. it's his method and his fashion. whether he does it with the twinkle of an eye or the speed of light or however he does it.. WE cannot say for only he knows. Now we can say he said BE and it is .. because he told us so. What i say to you is that you have to search for the proofs.. if they don't exists... then you can't make them up

    Answer by Aasiyah at 2:11 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Why not? Religious people make up things all the time to explain why they believe the way they do. You also have ZERO proof your religion and beliefs are anything must made up stories.

    It says right there TWO OF EVERY CREATURE. Are you trying to tell me then, that just because it doesn't say 1,000 creatures or an exact number, he might have left some behind? Then of course, the use of the word EVERY would be wrong.

    Answer by IhartU at 2:15 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I have proof that The Quran is True.. first because i can refer back to the Bible and the torah on many stories and verify and confirm just like the Quran says. And because I see proof in every day sayings of people.. the people who reject him say the very things that the Quran speaks of.. and there are many more proofs.. like the signs of the last days and the stories relating happenings that will occur before the advent of the hour.. and what ever i say.. I can back up w/ith Quranic proof. however what you are saying is baseless and has no proof.

    as for what i am saying.. I didn't say that he left anything behind.. you are adding. what i said is that YOU do not know a number because God didnt' reveal it. You do not know how many sets of whatver because it wasn't revealed. and you do not know how long it took for the animals to be loaded because it was not revealed. all i 'm saying is.. that you need proof of your statment

    Answer by Aasiyah at 2:21 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Gen. 7:4-10 ONE DAY. It's right there and as for the number it says an EVEN amount- so if has to be at least two!

    Answer by IhartU at 2:31 PM on Jun. 21, 2009