LOL, this is a funny thred. Has anyone taken the time to think about the fact that these stories were passed down by oral tradition, written and rewritten by humans? We are not perfict you know, and if modern hystory teaches us anything, it's that we tend to embelish a storey a little more with each telling. We also change little details or orders of things by mistake. AKA, what we have now are legends that may or may not be (I'll leave that up to the individual to deside forthemselves what to believe) based in reality, but blown way out of proportion. Was their a great flood? Yah, quite a few actually (According to geological evidence), but none coverd the entire planet, and most were prehuman. However, it's totally possible that in very vast regions such floods did occur and to the people in that spot at the time, it seemed like the whole world was coverd.