Ether 2:20 [BOM]
“And the lord said unto the brother of Jared; Behold thou shalt make a hole in the top, and also in the bottom; and when thou shalt suffer for air thou shalt unstop the hole and receive air, and if it be so that the water come in upon thee, behold, ye shall stop the hole, that ye may not perish in the flood.”
Genius! So what we have here is the equivalent of a floating submarine, in which those inside cannot tell up from down, as they are tossed about in the waves, no windows, no sky light, but holes with corks you are supposed to remove one after the other in case water comes in! God seems to have lost his ability to design ships. He gave better instructions to Noah, and that amounted to be not much more than a floating box, but at least there was the idea of a sky light, and top and bottom were clearly distinguished.