What if... The people in pre-Flood times had changed their ways and the ark hadn't been necessary?
I have often wondered this. The Bible makes it clear that God gave the people several opportunities to change. What if they had actually succumbed to His heedings?
Would the flood have merely been delayed? Could it have been adverted for generations to come due to the experience? Or adverted entirely and a Global Flood would've never occurred?
But now I wonder if they had adverted the disaster and, in effect, the reminder, would they have learned anything at all? Would we?
Guess we'll never know of what could have been. It's lost among the tide.