I read a couple articles and they didn't clear up my questions. They talk about adaptation and how rapidly this can occur, but say that dogs are still dogs no matter how they look in the end, yet site this as an example of how fast animals could have produced the species we have today after the flood
Maybe I'm not getting what they were trying to say, but I totally realize that adaptation occurs quickly. For example, there could have been only two wolves on the ark, and two horses, and all the varieties of wolves/dogs and horses we see today could have come from those four animals.
However, that is not what I am saying, I am saying that in order to fit all the animals on the ark, the passenger list had to be narrowed down so much that all the species we have today could not possibly have been represented on the ark. I don't know an exact number, but there are probably hundres of thousands of species, if not a million. By species, I mean seperate animal kinds that can not interbreed.
Lets just say I'm wrong and there are only 100,000 species. Well, first double that number immediatly because there were at least 2 of each kind. But, there were also 7 each of certain kinds of animals, so then that number is even greater. So obviously, there is not enough room on the ark for all those animals and their food, many of which have very specialized diets. There are not enough people on board to care for them. So, that makes us have to widdle down the number by saying okay, everything in the feline family, and everything in the rodent family, etc., were just represented by one single pair of animals, and later "adapted" to get all the different species we see today. But, that is not adaptation, that is extremely rapid evolution. According to creationists (which are the rules we are playing by here) adaptation or mutation does not result in seperate species that can no longer produce offspring with the original species that it mutated from. Adaptation or mutations simply produce a wide variety of different colored or typed animals within a species.
Is my question clear?