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Creationist Solves Problem of How Dinosaurs Fit on Noah’s Ark

Creationist Carl Kerby has solved the problem of how two of every animal could have possibly fit on Noah’s Ark, even dinosaurs.

According to Kerby, the ark, which based on biblical measurements was about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 50 feet high, has plenty of room for all the animals to fit, as long as Noah took just the babies.

“You think of a guy like me, if you’re going to go repopulate a planet, you’re not taking me with you,” Kerby explained. “I’m old. My repopulating days are done. You take my son or my grandson. My grandson is a whole lot smaller than I am.”

Using his young-only theory, Kerby further stressed that there would have been plenty of room for even massive reptiles, like approximately 50 dinosaurs, to come along for the epic ride.

“I see some people that like to mock and ridicule, especially about the dinosaurs, how did they put the big old dinosaurs on there?” he said. “Well, I would suggest to you they didn’t take the big old dinosaur — they would have taken the younger ones.”

According to young earth creationist theology, due to the fact the earth is actually only thousands of years old, not millions,  and all of creation occurred literally over one week, humans and dinosaurs must have co-existed, making it perfectly logical that dinosaurs may have wanted to hitch a ride on Noah’s lifeboat.

Answers from Genesis explains the belief on its site. “We come to the conclusion that the creation of the Earth and animals (including the dinosaurs) occurred only thousands of years ago (perhaps only 6000!), not millions of years.Thus, if the Bible is right (and it is!), dinosaurs must have lived within the past thousands of years.”

Young earth creationists also point out that dinosaurs are described in the Bible even after the flood, meaning they must have survived the only way possible-on the ark.

“So dinosaurs—all the different kinds—must have lived alongside of people after the Flood,” Answers in Genesis notes, citing a source found in Job.

The problem of how massive dinosaurs fit on a wooden ark, though, remained a problem for young earth creationists and their dinosaur views, or at least until Kerby figured out it was entirely possible as long as Noah only took babies along.

Photo Credit: John Scalzi/Creation Museum

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