Thursday, December 24, 2009
Noah's Ark - beetles
Consider the beetles on the Ark. There are at least 350,000 species of beetles, which must walk up the gangplank two by two. If one pair arrives every second around the clock, it takes more than four days just to load the beetles. And if they each get one square inch of deck space, it takes an area of 32 by 32 cubits to hold them (remember, the Ark itself is only 50 cubits wide). I'm guessing they were loaded before the elephants and rhinos, to avoid squashing problems.