Ark Kinds and the Flood

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The Ark Kinds are the creatures that were alive and gathered together on board Noah’s ark during the time of the flood. At the time of the flood, the pairs of animals were gathered together to keep the different kinds alive. These pairs were obviously able to mate and reproduce. This breeding ability is sometimes referred to as the ‘Noah Test’ for kinds. If they are able to have offspring, they are of the same kind.

Pre-Flood Environment

Many varieties of modern plants and animals are found in large sizes in the fossil record. These likely existed before the flood and show how conditions have changed. Just as Scripture records the lifespan of people dropped dramatically after the flood, similar probably occurred with plants and animals.

Ark Kinds

The Ark Kinds are the creatures that were alive and gathered together on board Noah’s ark during the time of the flood. At the time of the flood, the pairs of animals were gathered together to keep the different kinds alive. These pairs were obviously able to mate and reproduce. This breeding ability is sometimes referred to as the ‘Noah Test’ for kinds. If they are able to have offspring, they are of the same kind.

Noah’s Ark

The Created Kinds that were brought on board of Noah’s Ark are often referred to as ‘Ark Kind’s’. The Ark Kinds primarily refer to the land dwelling animals that required oxygen to breathe. Swimming animals would likely survive within the flood waters. Plants are expected to survive by root systems or seeds. The land dwelling animals known today are considered to have descended from the Ark Kinds just as people have descended from Noah and his family.

Post-Flood Conditions

Presumably, the world was in much worse shape after the Flood. The environment had changed drastically and probably included new things like rain and snow as well as hot deserts and frozen areas. It probably now included mountains and tropical areas. As the animals emerged from the Ark and began migrating, they would begin adapting to these environments. Such adaptations would be limited to what existed within the gene pool of any given population.

Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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