I don't believe it rained for 60 days and nights.
[QUOTE who="KAB"]<quoted text> Fossil creation is a rather specialized process.
Actually a number of processes can lead to fossilization (so not that special). Still very rare.
[QUOTE who="KAB"]<quoted text> I don't know that Noah was required to travel the earth to collect/return all the necessary species. Remember God was sponsoring the project.
Indeed, the Bible states they came to him. But that is a bigger problem still. How did they all get there? The Bible was written before the fact that there are continents separated by HUGE bodies of water became known. For example how did Tortoises from America get to the middle east? While their cousins the turtle swim (many species swim very well) a Tortoise sinks like a rock.