mignat writes: If God could make the universe and all life in it , I doubt he'd have trouble dealing with a boatload of animals.
If God could make the universe, then he did not need to preserve animals on an ark. He could have just make a bunch of new ones after the flood had subsided. For that matter, he would not have needed a flood - he could have just poofed all of the sinful people out of existence.
This an example of why the flood story makes no sense except as a fable.