Someone please explain to me how this story is even logically possible.
•First of all, where did all the water originate and where the heck did it go?
•How did all the animals get loaded onto the boat, and how did they all fit harmoniously?
•How could some of the animals with special climate requirements and special diets survive a year on the boat?
•Where did the animals get fresh food? How could the boat have been kept clean of all that waste?
•How was the boat ventilated? How did all those creatures get the fresh air they needed?
•What about the short-lived animals like flies and other insects? How could they survive a whole year?
•How do you explain the ice caps? The flood would have broken them up.
•Why did some mountain ranges become more eroded than others?
•Why is there no evidence of a flood in ice cores that date back thousands of years? If the world were flooded for a year, you would see at least a layer of sediments, noticeable changes in salinity and oxygen isotope ratios, etc.
•How did all the fish and marine life survive? Fresh-water creatures and salt-water creatures can't co-exist.
•How did all the plant species survive?
•How did animals at the top of the food chain survive with nothing to prey on?
•How did so many different species get to such remote locations?
There are so many pieces that just don't fit.
My final question: How could anyone believe in such far-fetched folklore?