On 30/07/2022 00:23, John wrote:
> Given that Australia wasn't discovered until the 17th century, how did
> the Aboriginals and the kangaroos get there, which are only native to
> this part of the world?
Quite clearly Australia was discovered well before the 17th century, it
just wasn't discovered by Europeans until then.
We are told that during the Ice Ages (which I would place immediately
after the Flood) so much water was locked up in ice that land bridges
existed in various places - and the chain of islands that is presently
Indonesia was one of those land bridges.
Kangaroos in particular and marsupials in general are not exclusive to
Australia. There are things like jerboas which are anatomically similar
and have a similar means of locomotion. There are also a couple of
marsupials in South America. Long term isolation is an adequate
explanation for the development of kangaroos and wallabees, but it is
not clear, either from the Creationist or the Evolutionary points of
view why there should be so many marsupials in Australia. Is it
something in the air? Should we expect Australian women to become
marsupial some time in the next million years?
Kendall K. Down