Evidence among Different cultures. Various versions of the Flood account exist among many cultures some of the most detailed being Sumerian and Babylonian. The oldest flood account, dating before 2,000 B.C., has been found in Sumerian tablets near the Euphrates River. Another amazing flood account, found in the 11th book of the Gilgamesh Epic among Babylonian cuneiform writings, provides one of the strongest evidences, apart from the bible, for the Flood. Here are other amazing accounts.
1. China: Fah-he escaped a great flood with his wife as well as his three songs and three daughters. 2. New Guinea: The Lizard man sent a great flood that killed everyone except two brothers, who escaped on a raft. 3. American Athapaskan Indians: Nagaitche survived a flood by riding on a mythological figure called Earth. 4. Peru: A great flood destroyed all humans except six, who escaped on a raft. 5. Alaska: A man, his family, and talking animals survived a flood on a raft. After the flood, the animals, who complained about the long trip on the raft, lost their ability to speak.
So you begin this section by using the legends of floods around the world as evidence for a world wide flood and then in this nest section here
Evidence from geology.
Naturally, the only true flood account is recorded in the Bible. Yet, legends among different cultures worldwide provide convincing evidence that there was some kids of accident flood. But legends passed down from generation to generation arenâ€™t as convincing as evidence we can see.
you dismiss the evidence you presented by stating that the only true flood account is the one of the Bible. That is detrimental to your argument and should be explained don't you think?
As for other nations having flood legends the mundane answer would be that civilizations tend to occupy land that is close to water sources and these water sources do have the tendency to flood one in awhile.
"We patronize animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth." - Henry Beston
Having water cover every square-inch of the earth probably would have devestating effects on global climate. All of the water on the poles would probably freeze, and then the land formed around this ice, causing a huge northern glacier decending as far south as Montana, like people think happened in the ice age.
Not to mention the devastation to the soil making it incapable of supporting the plant life that noah had taken aboard. But that is such a little detail being as all those animals would not need vegetation on which to survive and build after being cooped up for a year.