After a bad night thinking on the flood, maybe we need to resolve these issues first. The whole earth was inundated after just 960 hours of continuous rain to a height of 29,000 ft plus above sea level, given that Mt Everest was around then. That is 29,000 x 12 inches of rain in 960 hours or 362 inches of rain per hour over every sinle sq inch of the planet. More actually as the sphere surface area grew. .. Thats not rain, Thats a waterfall, for 40 days and 40 nights... What sort of roof on the ark could withstand that? Anybody care to go further and calculate the volume of that water on the entire globe from sea level to 30,000ft? And where it could get stored afterwards. I was thinking as well how much further our atmosphere went out into space, as it was displaced by the water, and how thinner it would become, .. and what the air pressure would be for Noah and his crew, at 29,000 ft I had a bad night worrying about all that.. 1st proposition. The world was flat. Ha ha! No high mountains like Everest. But?? Philip.