The Doctor’s Ark

The Doctor’s Ark January 1, 2014

Jerry Coyne shared the picture below, showing how invoking a certain fictional technology from a show I enjoy could solve a very serious problem that confronts young-earth creationism: how could all those animals fit on the ark?

Fans of Doctor Who will know that space arks have featured more than once on the show, from “The Ark” back in the William Hartnell era to “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” more recently in Matt Smith's time as the Doctor.

The only real problem with young-earth creationism is that those who adhere to it do not consider it a variety of science fiction.

 

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  • Hahaha! The Ark is bigger on the inside! Brilliant!

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    I note that Genesis only gives external dimensions. So obviously there is no contradiction in assuming that the ark is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. If there really were too many kinds to fit on a boat with commensurable internal dimensions, then obviously the boat had larger internal dimensions.

    Thinking it can’t have done would be uniformitarianism, which is obviously unscientific.