Were dinosaurs on the ark?
One of the theories that dinosaurs went extinct was that Noah didn’t take the dinosaurs on the ark. Actually, if you were to ask a random Christian if they thought Noah took dinosaurs on the ark too many would say “no”.
But, what is the truth?
First of all, God said that “of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.” (Genesis 7:8-9)
We know that dinosaurs were a “beast” thus it went on the ark.
You say: “Wait! Wait! How did Noah fit those huge dinosaurs in the ark?!”
I say: “Huge?”
The thing is, many dinosaurs were actually quite small. Look at Psittacosaurus (about the size of a dog), Compsognathus (about the size of a chicken), Oviraptor, Troodon and Velociraptor (about three feet tall). In fact, many dinosaurs were no bigger than a cow, horse or even an elephant.
Also, Noah wouldn’t have taken the 300+ dinosaur species we have discovered. No, he would’ve only taken representative kinds of dinosaurs. He only had to take two Triceratops for the entire Ceratopsia dinosaur kinds. The same would go for sauropods, some of the largest dinosaurs, and for T. Rex’s kinds.
It has actually been estimated that there would’ve only been 50 dinosaur kinds for Noah to take on the ark, that equals 100 dinosaurs on the ark. That is not a big number.
Even when Noah did take sauropods and larger dinosaur kinds on the ark he would’ve taken juveniles since the main reason for the ark was to preserve just enough animals and humans to repopulate the earth. So, Sauropod Junior could have been just five to six feet tall!
So, there would be plenty of room for those dinosaurs, and every other animal on the ark!