That's a big number - even if we say that 90% of the animals have super-awesome-hibernation-skillz - that leaves us with 3.75 million pounds of food - what volume would that take? (for those better than me with numbers?)
Re: Why is Faith allowed to drag every fucking topic off course?
Sorry CK. I guess it was my fault because I referenced the detail on Ark construction and compared it to the lack of mention of hibernating animals as Faith was speculating. As usual Faith ignored the context and turned the reference into evidence for her position. Here is the sequence. You be the judge.
All that detail on the Ark construction and not one peep about hibernation to conserve food.
All that detail about the construction ought to be enough evidence of the truth of the story.
What does the construction of the Ark have to do with the op? How the material was actually stored is NOT the purpose of this topic.
Re: Water Water everywhere, yet not a drop to drink!
It does not rain sea water but you are making a dangerous assumption that there will not be turbulence present in the water such that sediments, salt, dirt etc will not float at the waterline.
For example take an aquariam fill it with sea water then proceed to rain on it for 40 days and 40 nights with some kind of fresh water spray, after that go ahead and taste the water and tell me how it tastes. Of course you'd have to make a model that would roughly aproximate it raining 40 days and 40 nights as well as add a similar ration of water to the tank as the flood did to the world.
Also if you put a hole below the waterline of the ark, your ark starts to take on water and sink.
I've heard a few creationists say that Noah may have taken immature animals aboard his ark instead of fully grown Tyrannosaurs and such. In this article, Jonathan Sarfati makes that claim. Younger animals would take up less space and need less food, which supposedly makes the whole story slightly less insane so that creationists can accept it as an unadulterated fact of history. A response to this comes to mind that I haven't seen before - that Noah and company would have to go to a great deal of trouble to accumulate all these young animals at the same time. Animals breed at all different times of the year, they grow at different rates, and many are helpless when young. It seems unlikely to me that Jews of circa 2000 BC would have domesticated all kinds (whatever your definition of this word!) of dinosaurs, elephants, and so on, without leaving a trace of any such effort. How could Noah have met the needs of such a large menagerie of animals, many of which no one in his part of the world had even heard of, and especially when many of them are dependent on their parents for milk?