We know – some of us more vaguely than others – the story of Noah and the flood. God, in His typical wisdom, has decided that His creations have failed Him in some way and so must be almost completely eradicated by a scouring flood they will have no way of resisting. However, given His extraordinary mercy, He decides to select a well-known alcoholic with a dysfunctional family to disclose important information on how to build a giant boat which will enable him – it is
Noah, of course – and his mostly nuclear family to survive as long as they take two specimens of every known species of animal on board with them. After the designated deluge takes place, Noah and his ark wash up on a mountain and repopulate the earth from their own resources.
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