With God nothing is impossible. He directed Noah to make a boat that would save his family and 2 of every kind of animal from the flood. God made it possible, and Noah had the FAITH to do what God told him to do. And in the end, the reward of him listening to God was great. They survived the flood and the animals of the earth still exist!
It is and was totally impossible for this to have ever happened-the boat would NEVER support all of that weight, not with the way they built things back then. No one person could go across the earth and get 2 of every species AND provide enuff food/water for a voyage of unknown length. Its one of many "moral tales" in this historical fiction novel known as the bible. Do you believe in the tooth fairy or the easter bunny? This is much the same thing. Just a pleasant myth meant to teach you a lesson, even tho its grounded in unreality.
Actually all of it happened and they fit in there because it was in God's plans for them to and they pooped slept and ate all on the arc it was gross and cramped but with faith and by Noah obeying God's commands things were all good in the end read the bible if you want to know the whole story.
Perhaps he gathered baby animals. They would take up a lot less space, poop in smaller amounts (just dump it overboard or maybe it kept them warm!), food, well - hopefully not each other. As for water, I think it was coming down from the skies. Maybe he tranquilized them.
It was like a large barn. Go to the Bible and see what size the ark was. This is a point that was thought out long ago. Truth is, there was plenty of room for the basic species of land animals along with provender.
Many of you who are not being small-minded and are believing the Bible are correct. They all fit because, well, read the Bible. The thing was huge!! There were more than just the two by two that were taken in. Some were taken as food sources. Finally, God brought the animals, Noah didn't catch them.
There are symbolic understandings for the events of the flood tale. The technical problems of reality aren't a factor. The story is common in many cultures because of the moral certitude it endorses not because it actually happened.
It's estimated there are 6.5 MILLION species of land based organisms on the planet. Even when you take away the plants..the amount of different species of animals would be huge. There's just no way you could fit them all onto one ship, not unless it was the size of a small country.
In the "List Books of Enki"... Written in Sumerian Sand script.! Translated by Zachariah Sitchin.! Written Thousands of years before the Bible... It states they took the DNA of the animals.! Hope this helps.!