Where Kangaroos Came From

Ken AshfordEducation, GodstuffLeave a Comment

How did kangaroos, indiginous to Australia only, survive the Great Flood depicted in the Bible?  Were they on Noah’s Ark?

Fortunately, Conservapedia (the conservative alternative to wikipedia) has the answer:

Their entry on kangaroos, for instance, says that, "like all modern animals . . . kangaroos are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern kangaroo baramin that were taken aboard Noah’s Ark prior to the Great Flood."

You may not recognize the word "baramin." It’s a 20th-century creationist neologism that refers to the species God placed on earth during Creation Week.


"After the Flood, these kangaroos bred from the Ark passengers migrated to Australia. There is debate whether this migration happened over land with lower sea levels during the post-flood ice age, or before the supercontinent of Pangea broke apart, or if they rafted on mats of vegetation torn up by the receding flood waters."

Who knew?

Who knew indeed.  Somehow, I love the image of an armada of kangaroos traveling on grass mats from Mount Ararat (in Turkey) to Australia, a sea journey of over 8,000 miles.  It must have taken a lot of discipline for those kangaroos not to eat their rafts.

RELATED:  The newly-opened Creation Museum is looking for a geologist.  To get the job, you have to, among other things, adhere to their Statement of Faith:

No apparent, perceived or claimed evidence in any field, including history and chronology, can be valid if it contradicts the Scriptural record.

Apparently, an actual degree in geology is only "preferred".