I considered them. I figure they are all tucked away in the ark where it's no doubt pretty steamy from all the body heat, as well as the cooking done for the Noah family (though I hear they send up some of the giraffes' favorite leaf broth from time to time). Plus they have beds of hay to lie on. It's the poor giraffes who have to suffer, sticking up into the frigid air as they do, and all for the sake of PR as far as I can tell.
The larger sauropods were too big to fit between the decks of the ark, and so they must all have been on top.
Ah, Dr. Adequate, you overlook the fact that we have EVIDENCE -- only the giraffes are pictured at the top of the ark.
There are other ways of explaining your concern of course.
First, that only babies of the larger species would have been taken into the ark.
Second, that you are probably confounding species with subspecies. The ark would have carried those that had the greatest genetic potential for producing many subspecies, and that might not include both of your examples.
ABE: I don't think I'm getting what I mean said here. The thought is more like: there are a great variety of subspecies of most species, and by the time of the ark there would probably not have been any of the original species still alive. As with dogs now there would be a great array of dramatically different subspecies, any of which might be selected to contribute to the genetic mix that would produce the new variety of descendants after the Flood. That would no doubt have also been the case with the dinosaur types. There is of course no way to know which subspecies any particular type belongs to since there is no way to classify them genetically, but whatever grouping is represented it seems reasonable that there would be plenty of smaller versions of it to make up the ark population. No need to include the gigantic types of the same subspecies. /ABE
Third, there is no reason to assume that the decks were continuous to all sides of the ark, but may have had openings that would accommodate a long-necked creature. If needed, but I think what I wrote above makes that unlikely anyway.
And fourth, we're talking about a cartoon here, so we'll have cartoon sauropods in our cartoon ark along with cartoon giraffes suffering from exposure at the top of the cartoon ark.
We have 6" on ground right now just east of Superior, near Poplar, WI. Couple miles further east they are pushing 8". South of Superior I have had reports of up to 10". Big storm for this late in year. Forecast says mid-50's tomorrow and 60 on Saturday. Mud season starts anew.
My wife reminded me that days start getting shorter in 6 weeks.
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?
We feed about a dozen Anna's hummingbirds through the winter here. On nights when it's going to get below freezing the feeders are inside to keep them from freezing. Sometimes on really cold days we bring them inside and nuke them to keep them liquid.
They all used to migrate in the fall but about 30 years ago people stated noticing a few overwintering. Since then there have been more and more.
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