Noah's ark was a story from early Babylon, from the Epic of Gilgamesh (sp?). I think the garden is basically just pre-civilization. The towers of babel existed. I think most of it's folk lore, though. It's 2,000 - 3,700 years old. You can't expect the telephone game to go on that long without being a little whacked.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" -- Jerry Falwell