The biblical story of Noah and its Ark can be interpreted in different ways: As an entertaining legend, as a religious story from which lessons can be learned and as ingenious bet on the survival of species if confronted with a global catastrophe, but can it actually work?
First of all, we should take into account the historical
background of the story to understand what it means: The idea of an Ark
is actually older than most people think. Indeed, Sumerian clay tablets
were found at the ancient Nineveh library telling the story of Ziusudra,
a man who was told by one of the Sumerian gods to pack everything into a
ship and stay there until a deluge caused by an assembly of gods
The gods apparently grew frustrated at humankind and decided to
do a fresh start,but the god Enki felt sympathetic to humans and blew
the whistle, so Ziususdra gathered his family and all kinds of animals,
and survived in a ship made of wood.