posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 07:04 PM
really use their heads.
Okay here is the Earth, a big (hot) rock. The same gravity that keeps you on the surface also smashs stuff below you tighter and tighter.
So you have as you go down, more and more force making the rock/mixture harder and harder and then it becomes hot because the little atoms in the
rocks cant get any closer together so they start knocking little bits of each others orbits (heat) the more they do this the hotter it gets, sometimes
cracks form and hot melted rock creaps up to the surface (volcano) along the way up colder material is burned off and drops down into the vacated spot
that the hot rock stew came from, replenshing the pot as you will. When the hot rock comes to the surface it cools and forms a land mass, that latter
eons down the road will form vegitation and such.
So yes, there are several layers "underneath" you that can support life ie, water tables, sedimentary layers were worms "could" be. Giant OIL
pockets (doubt life would be in there) etc.
But as you get closer to the center the compaction and heat generated turns everything to red hot mess that I doubt any life let alone any solid
matter can survive.
Think of a red hot piece of iron being worked by a black smith only about 10 times hotter. Its still as dense as when its cooled but is in a more
maluable state. That is what the center of the earth is like.
Everyone who likes to hold onto the idea of a hollow Earth is delussional because they never address where the hot magma/ lava etc would come from.