The “Kind” Argument

Posted: October 20th, 2008 under Answers in Genesis, Creation Blog.
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Young earth creationists often use the argument that Noah did not have to take all the earth’s species on the ark.  He only took one dog-kind, one cat-kind, etc.  I’ve posted a short article addressing one of these claims in Answers Magazine.  Click here for the article.

Greg Neyman


  • Comment by R.Montgomery — November 14, 2008 @ 5:04 pm



    The “kinds” argument does not have to be explained. Why..? Because all this is is extrapalation and guesswork. “IF”, and I say “if” it is “possible” to find any remains of Noah’s Ark around today, why are we so limited in our thinking to understand that culture’s from around that time period if in fact there was an ark it would hold inside of it no matter how much is left, enough information left inside even if written in the oldest neolithic writting forms known to show what “kind” of animal was where. Such an artifact would be able to deliver generations of upcoming scientific study to answer if not all of these questions. Take the Dead Sea Scrolls for instance they now have been studied for 60 yrs. How much information in like manner do you think could be even in part of an ark..?More then you and I can imagine. It won’t be long. The true ark’s remains will be discovered. It will not be a box-barge-like object. But, a shape and design completely different then what has been ever seen before. Maybe it will not be too long.

  • Comment by D. Hall — February 6, 2009 @ 4:38 pm


    I am a little puzzled as to how someone can believe that the flood was not a worldwide event, and only a localized event.

    Genesis 7:17-23 says: “17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. 21 Every living thing that moved on the earth perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.”

    This says quite clearly that ALL the earth was covered and ALL life was killed. About Noah’s flood, the Bible DOES say exactly what happened. The Bible says it was worldwide. If it was only localized, people could have just fled to a place where the flood wasn’t, or even the birds or animals could have. That does not make any sense. I believe the flood was worldwide.

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