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by some to be alive on the Earth.

When it’s all said and done,

there were probably only a few

thousand animals on the Ark, not

millions, nor even hundreds of

thousands. The Ark was a football

field and a half long,

at least

, and

at least 75 feet wide and 45 feet tall.

John Woodmorappe did a study

to determine whether the Ark

would have been large enough to

house 16,000 animals—represen-

tatives of each “kind” of creature

that would have probably been

on the Ark. He took into account

the space needed for food, water,

waste disposal, heating, air, and

lighting. He found that the size of

the Ark was more than what was

needed to house that many ani-

mals on such a large vessel. And

what’s more, if the “cubit” (which

was the unit of length that Moses

used to describe the size of the

Ark) was longer than 18 inches

(what is often assumed to be the

length of a cubit), the Ark quickly

becomes even larger and more

spacious.

But wait a minute…what about

the dinosaurs? How could the Ark

have been large enough to hold

all the dinosaurs, and especially,

the sauropods, like

Apatosaurus

?

Keep in mind two things: first, the

average size of an adult dinosaur

was about the size of a rhinoceros;

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