Yer a idjit.<quoted text>
Yew don't know what the water levels, in the proverbial area of, of the times were...(nor do yew know how many species of critters there were, or were NOT) at the time either.
Yew weren't there, and neither was ANYONE else around to talk about it these days...so that is at best, still questable and debatable!!
15 cubits over the mountain tops.. covering all the lands under the entire heavens.
I understand that numbers and facts just aren't the religies' balliwick, but do at least TRY to wrap your atrophied little minds around what your book proposes.
Previously I've been kind enough to use 10,000 feet as a standard just for the Persian area - not of the Rockies, Alps, Andes, Himalayas, etc. but your Book is specific. Water seeks it's own level, so to cover Mt. Everest the global coverage would be nearly 30,000 feet. 2,000 atmospheric pressures at sea level. An accumulation rate of nearly 10 meters an hour for a thousand hours. OVER A BILLION CUBIC MILES of water. Certain death for every surface marine creature and a complete collapse of the oxygenation systems of the atmosphere. No forests or plains, no plankton, no algae. The massive rapid compression and release of the Earth's crust would result in earthquakes and volcanoes the likes of which have not been seen since the bombardment. Lahars and cataracts from every plateau and mountain range, whole glaciers floating free of their beds, ocean currents and atmospheric patterns completely disrupted for centuries. Alluvials and canyons from the runoff would dwarf every natural wonder. All this for Noah to look forward to AFTER the ark landed - and all this a mere 4500 years ago.
Meanwhile 6 humans to tend, feed and muck out the stalls of 2 of every kind of animal for months - then a landing on a mountain side that has been washed clean of any food sources - if there had been any to begin with. 6 humans to perpetuate the human race amid the cataclysmic aftermath - and in just a couple of generations they are populous and prosperous enough to construct the Tower of Babel...