Carnivores on Noah’s Ark?

Carnivores on Noah’s Ark? February 9, 2014

Bill Nye was wrong in thinking that most young-earth creationists think that all animals were vegetarians until after the flood. But it would make more sense if they did think that, since otherwise the question comes up of what the carnivores on the ark ate. But there are several possible answers that they could offer, ranging from “rabbits” to “unicorns, dinosaurs, dragons, and basilisks” to “fish” to “floating corpses.”

Here are some cartoons that relate to the topic.

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  • That holey ark at the bottom is rather realistic.

    LaHaye and Morris tell us that Noah and his three sons could have built the entire thing by themselves in a mere eighty-one years (p. 248)….by the time the job was finished, the earlier phases would be rotting away—a difficulty often faced by builders of wooden ships, whose work took only four or five years (Thrower, p. 32).

    Robert Moore (1983) The Impossible Voyage of Noah’s Ark. Creation/Evolution Journal, Issue 11, pp. 1–43

  • Michael Wilson

    I was having a discussion with some folks the other day about creationism and I argued that creationist were not really anti-science and the whole point of Ken Ham’s enterprise was to wrap creationism in a veneer of scientific respectability. His arguments about the ark show this. He could have just said, and been consistent with his views on God that God told Noah how to build it and miraculously made it all work. But this sort of thinking conflicts with our modern minds, raised on science and empiricism, so instead he argues that ancients had technologies lost to us today, and this sort of thing resonates with those whose knowledge of the ancient world comes from bad history Channel documentaries.

  • steve

    I don’t know about Nye, but believe it’s Ken Ham’s position that there were no carnivores before the fall of man.