David, you have posed great Fundamental Questions that you will find answers to in the Universal Model. However, answers to your questions on the Universal Flood water height and pre-universal flood mountain height will be provided more specifically in the next Volume of the UM which will be published next year. The key to the water height is in the fossilization process and the amount of pressure necessary to achieve it. The key to knowing whether the Earth’s tallest mountains existed before the Universal Flood lies in the discussion of microbes which is also in the second Volume of the UM. Stay tuned and know that all of the different disciplines of science are interconnected.