Maria, you suggested evolution could explain why present carnivoares
started out before the flood as vegetarians. This could have happened, but
using the Biblical model, there has been only about4,500 years since that
event and we have never seen an example of such a radical evolutionary
change in such a short time. The processes of evolution generally take, at
a minimum dozens of thousands of years, with such a change, if it could
even happen, taking perhaps a hundred thousand years.
This is one arguement that creation scientists often use against evolution, that there are no extant examples of it. In fact, there are, but only in animals whose generation lengths are much shorter than big cats and bears.
The answer, of course, is 42.