I admit to being confused by the whole Noah's ark story.
First off, if you're going to believe in the idea of a massive flood, then it's probably safe to assume that you're also going to believe in creationism as opposed to evolution.
So.... If you believe that God created elephants, tigers, dogs, cats, gerbils, Mexicans,and all the other world's lifeforms out of scratch, and if you believe that they have existed in their present form since the Earth's creation 6,000 years ago, then why was it necessary for Noah to gather pairs of all those animals? Why not just flood the Earth, kill everything, and make brand new animals when everything dries out again? Seems like it would have spared Noah a whole lot of work.
Or did God lose the blueprints? That would certainly have been understandable. After all, it's a very big universe. It would certainly be understandable if, while working on quasars, He set his paperwork down on a workbench 14.5 billion light years from Earth and forgot about it.
For that matter, why not just completely wipe out the Earth and start over from scratch? After all, if he did once before in only six days, he could certainly do it again. Heck, having done it once already, he might have been able to shave a couple days off the process the second time around.
Besides, I find the whole idea of keeping just one family alive and then using them to repopulate the Earth to be somewhat repulsive. Isn't that incest? And isn't that illegal in most parts of the Earth, except for the deep south and the British royal family?
But I guess it makes more sense than evolution.