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N31:  Insects survived on floating vegetation mats


Edited by Greg Neyman




Insects and other invertebrates survived by floating on vegetation mats.  They were not taken aboard the ark 

Source:  Woodmorappe, John, 1996. Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study, ICR, Santee, CA, p. 3.
Whitcomb, John C. Jr. and Henry M. Morris, 1961. The Genesis Flood. Philadelphia, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., p. 69.



  1. Some insects have specialized requirements and could not survive for a year on these vegetation mats

  2. The Bible clearly says in Genesis 7:21-23 that all life not on the ark was killed.  This claim is contrary to God's Word

  3. A global flood would cause mass extinctions of insects, as their habitat would be destroyed

  4. With the old earth creationism model for a local flood, insects did not have to be on the ark.  Genesis 7:21-23 is truthful, in that all life not on the ark, in the area of the "universal" flood, was killed.  The flood killed mankind's world, to the extent man had migrated, and no further, thus all life in the known world was killed

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