kelpfoot - 2009-05-08 The Karroo fossil formation contains an estimated 800 billion or more tetrapod fossils of sizes ranging from a shrew to a large cow. If all of these animals were fossilized during (and alive immediately prior to) the flood, there would be about six of them for every acre on the surface of the Earth (wet or dry).
If we assume (generously for the Creationists) that these fossils represented even 1% of all tetrapods alive at the time of the proposed flood, there would be more than 600 medium-to-large terrestrial vertebrates on every acre of Earth, wet or dry; or on average about 1.5 good-sized rabbits for every 10'x10' patch of open ocean.
If we use a slightly more reasonable percentage (like 0.01%), the entire surface of the Earth would be at least ankle-deep in rodents.
balistic - 2009-05-08 I'd never encountered the "dumb animals wouldn't try to swim" argument before. Delightful.
kelpfoot - 2009-05-08 I have. The best thing about that argument is that apparently flowers are smarter than dinosaurs, judging from their sequence in the geologic column.
foopants - 2009-05-08 But that dude has an iBook. He's cool and chic, and obviously couldn't be wrong about something important FANBOI4LIFE
StanleyPain - 2009-05-08 Most of the creationist speakers keep laptops in front of them during their lectures, but never seem to use it. I've often wondered what's on them while they sit there.
Syd Midnight - 2009-05-09 answers4genesis.com, because it has all their talking points. Potholer sometimes jokes about it.