Why are the inhabitants of Noah’s ark the only people to survive the flood?
I’m willing to ignore the fact that there isn’t enough water on Earth to flood every surface, even if both poles completely melted. After all, through God, all things are possible. But my question is: why did no one else survive? Did Noah have the only boat in the whole world? Why didn’t some fishermen who could survive at sea for weeks also live to see the waters recede? Were their ships perhaps destroyed by God?