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N322:  The average land animal on the ark is the size of a sheep


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The average land animal on the ark is the size of a sheep 

Source:  Whitcomb, John C. Jr. and Henry M. Morris, 1961. The Genesis Flood. Philadelphia, PA: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., p. 69.
Woodmorappe, John, 1996. Noah's Ark: A Feasibility Study, Santee, CA: ICR, p. 13.


  1. Average size is irrelevant.  What matters is total size of all animals on the ark, which makes the ark impractical from a young earth standpoint

  2. The original "sheep" claim is from The Genesis Flood, 1961.  Woodmorappe says they were too generous, as the median size is that of a large rat

  3. How large is Woodmorappe's "rat?"  He placed 15,746 animals on the ark, with a total weight of 5,464,000 Kg.  That works out to 347 kg per animal!  The average size of each rat was 763 pounds!  That's one large rat!  (the average sheep is 150-200 pounds)

  4. In an old earth creationism, local flood scenario, Noah would have plenty of room in the ark for the animal species that lived in the region of the flood

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