I used to wonder why the "tree of life" wasn't still around somewhere if the Garden of Eden existed. Again, explained away by the Flood. I would've thought it'd make more sense to have that around as a constant reminder that we collectively suck.
I kind of felt like, as I watched the "Noah-He Walked With God" kids' video recently, the way they showed the trees being knocked down seemed to support the notion of the "tree of life" being destroyed.
I suppose, though, that a lot of what happened there is based on a chain of assumptions. I don't know.
I just wondered how it was possible for 8 people and 2 or more of every conceivable animal on Earth were able to have potable water for all that time. Yeah, it rained for 40 days, but once it stopped raining, there were several months that went by, and the water beneath the ark, even if they could rig a jar to reach it, would've been so poisoned from dead bodies that it'd be dangerous to consume, I would think. I mean, think of what happens after a hurricane strikes. Except a lot worse. The logistics of it all would've been a task that seems quite impossible for people who were relatively primitive.
Well...what do I know? I figure, the faithful slave knows everything, so...obviously it worked out just like they said it did.