Also, Jaffa I don't know why I need to come up with an explanation for something just because I disagree with someone else's explanation.
Well, you don't. I just think it's silly to completely reject a hypothetical because you don't think that hypothetical is possible. Which you seemed to be doing but don't seem to be doing anymore, so, I don't really have an objection at this point.
I meant to ask, but even if they did prove (somehow) the world wide flood thing, why would you convert to christianity? Why not Islam or Judaism?
That was sort of a (non)verbal slip on my part. When I think of religion, I tend to think of Christianity just because it is the one I know most about. So I didn't mean to imply that Christianity was the only religion I would consider, I just sort of meant that I would start considering religion a bit more seriously, and mistakenly used 'Christianity' as a synonym for 'religion'. I'd like to think I would research the various versions of the deluge myth and see which one best fits the facts - as of right now I'm not at all familiar with the Islamic version, so.
And even then I'm not saying I'd convert. For me, my current mindset is something like this: "The idea of a worldwide flood is pretty ridiculous, isn't it (1)? Besides, if there had
been a flood like that, there would be some shred of evidence of it (2)." So as it is, I'm able to dismiss the story as myth for a couple of reasons. I don't even have to worry about whether such a flood makes any logical sense in the natural world, because I can simply note the complete lack of evidence. So if they somehow came up with proof that a great flood happened, that would get me past that second obstacle, because then there would be evidence. Then I would try to figure out how to interpret that evidence.
So, finding Noah's Ark wouldn't exactly make me believe, but it would remove an obstacle between me and belief.