Say this to an atheist and you will just get a “seriously” look back. The flood in Genesis 6-8 is one of the stories that most people know something about and atheists use this story to show that the stories in the Bible are not accurate history. Many Christian apologists have looked into the flood evidence and have come up with “proof” that the flood actually happened. This is problematic at best and something we Christians should be wary of. There actually is no scientific proof the flood ever happened.
There are many theories as to what events actually took place that the flood story is recounting. It has been proposed that it was made up, pure fiction. It has been put forward that the flood was not worldwide but local to the community of the ancient Hebrews around the Black Sea area. Many more ideas have been proposed as well but the actual story in the Bible indicates an actual flood that engulfed the entire world and killed every living being and as Christians this is what we should believe without scientific evidence.
Entire documentaries have been devoted to finding the ark. Here is a webpage that explains one of the most well-known proposed locations. SEENOX
Looks like rocks to me.
Where enough water would have come from is a great mystery to many. Could it have come up from the ground, a comet, water rings that were surrounding the earth since the creation? Many more hypotheses have been proposed but the very reason there is a debate indicates that the Bible is not clear in this detail. All it says is that it rained for 40 days. The story is not written in scientific terms but as a historical narrative of actual events.
In general it is problematic as Christians to use science to try to prove the histories in the Bible. If scientists want to do that they can go ahead. Christians should not. The problem is that if we use science to prove the Bible is true then what then when science is in direct contradiction to the scriptures? It is a live by the sword die by the sword kind of thing.
It also gets us off message. Jesus did not tell us to go forth and prove the bible is scientifically accurate. He said “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” ~ Matthew 28:16-20 ESV. Some people spend 29.5 million dollars on building a life size museum to “prove” the story is true. Ark Encounter. Why do we do this? It is a scientifically unprovable story. This is just a waste of money that could be used elsewhere for better good.
Our faith is irrational, so how can we use rational science to prove the irrational. That is irrational in itself. When I talk to atheists about the flood I tell them I believe it happened through irrational faith. It is a miracle of God and I am good with that. They are usually not. And if they are still interested I tell them about the true ark that is Jesus Christ that has saved humanity from the flood of God’s wrath due to our sin. If you are in Him you are spared the righteous judgment of God for your transgressions against Him.