A few days ago i watched a show on the National Geographic channel that talked about how water came to earth. Newer theories suggest that the water we
have on our planet came from comet bombarments on the earth around 200,000 years after it was created. Original thoughts were that water did not
begin to form on the earth until around 800,000 years or later after it was formed. The comets were left over debris from a super nova star that is
said to have originally set the wheels in motion for the creation of the earth, about 4.55 billion years ago. Although some of this is being disputed
as the comets that, so far, have been catalogued only contained the compounds of hard water ( might have been soft water i cant remember). But the
scientists conducting the experiments are content in their belief that there are many comets out there, still, that contain the soft water (in ice
form) needed to make the water we have today.
"i like that idea of it raining for years to fill up the oceans. did you never do science in school buddy?? how can it rain without first being water
to be evaporated and then to condense only then to be released as rain. if you say god made it rain first then you prety much are saying there is no
water cycle. for the water cycle to be true the water has to go round and round, yet you're saying that out of the blue all of this water fell to
earth...impossible even by gods standards. "
Also in the same show it talked about this. This is all in theory of course. And is what was originally thought about water on earth. There were water
particles within the iron. At the very first stages of the earth being created it was nothing more then particles from the super nova of star that
collected into a huge mass of rock. Throughout the many years the earth orbited the sun it banged into other large entities, which in turn created an
even larger mass. After the earth had formed it was conttinously bombarded by meteor after meteor, this made the heat of the earth so hot it became a
molten ball of liquid. When this was happening all the iron sunk to the centre of the earth. This in turn formed the iron core the earth has today
that gives it, its' magnetic field. Within the iron there were certain particles of water (cant remember the name. it was like H2O8 or something).
When the iron went towards the centre it left these particles near the surface. These particles remained near the surface and dispersed. Many Many
years of acidic rain followed, until the cycle began to filter out some of the abnormalities, thus creating the water we have today.
Both these theories are theories and that is it. This is by no means what actually occured, but many scientists are leaning towards these two.
Going to try and find a linked about the show.
Here is the link. 9:00pm show "How the Earth was Born."
"All of these conclusion some of you are coming to are mostly suggesting that there was indeed another layer of our atmosphere and how it could have
been destroyed. well from what i remember in my science lessons the atmosphere is two parts... the troposphere and stratosphere. The first layer is
around 7 miles above the earth's surface and is more dense than the stratosphere that is around 30 miles above our surface. gravity is the reason why
the atmosphere gets less dense as it gets further from our surface. my question is where abouts was this other layer that got destroyed, also think
about how much water it needed to reach even 1 or 2 miles high all around the earth."
"Here's some facts about water....
There is an estimated 325 million cubic miles of water covering our surface, which includes the water that is frozen.
Each cubic mile is equal 1 trillion gallons, so i won't even attempt to work out the total amount of 325 million cubic miles in to gallons.
At any one time there is around 3,100 cubic miles in the form of water vapour/clouds, which if fell as precipitation at one time would cover the
entire world a mere 1 inch high.
Lets say that 1 inch equals 3 cm and 33 of 3 cm we'll make it 1 meter.
that would mean to cover the earth is just one meter around 100,000 cubic miles of precipitation all falling at once.
1 mile is equal to 1600 meters, so to cover the earth 1 mile high of rain would take 160 million cubic miles of water to fall at once.
therefore the extra layer could not have been more than 2 miles high because that would take 380 million cubic miles of water to fall at once.
i also read on here people think i can go see noah's ark resting on mt ararat which summit reaches 5000 meters. well if all the water in the world
can reach less than 3200 then i don't think you will noah's boat on the summit.
my conclusion is it's impossible for that amount of rainfall to happen, not even with the hand of god could that much fall in a day, the water cycle
is what it is and doesnt suddenly think right today we're going to evaporate 160 million cubic miles and make it all fall at once."
Can you state for a fact that there was no phenomenon in biblical times to make water rise this high? If you answer yes to that then a) you are one
very old man b) you are god c)you are bullsh*$ting me and everyone else here.
"another note: the earths axsis is tilted if it was'nt we would'nt have seasons does any1 have a date on when it did tilt this might link in
The Earths axis tilted to (i think 22 degrees) shortly after it was formed. it was also in the show.
[edit on 29-1-2005 by Tahlen]