posted on Aug, 24 2008 @ 09:19 PM
Hello. I'm sort of an armchair geologist, but I would like to share my thoughts on this very interesting topic.
It seems to me that the Earth is no different than any other living organism living on her surface ... namely humans. Much like the human body, the
Earth acquires part (or perhaps all) of its mass from foreign bodies just as humans do. She "consumes" comets, space dust, meteor's, and other
foreign matter that are summoned by her gravitational pull, and adds it to her body...hence the natural growth we see in the video above. By
comparison, humans also need external sources of sustenance in order to grow and thrive. On a daily basis we naturally lose calories, blood, hair,
skin, calcium (et al.) In order to maintain our biologic equilibrium we need to consume food and liquids in order to replenish the loss so that we may
grow and thrive; just like the Earth.
As you may already know, the ocean floor is full of volcanic activity and is constantly churning the magma with the ocean floor (which is why the
ocean floor seems so much younger than what we may expect.) Similar to churning butter, the Earth takes what is on top and mixes the magma and foreign
matter, folding it into itself over the span of millions of years, creating an ever changing floor while increasing the mass of the Earth.
Of course this is an oversimplified account of what I believe is going on and could bore you to tears with more detail (just ask my wife) but I think
this should do it. If anyone has any additional thoughts (or differences of opinion) on the subject I would love to hear them. Thanks for listening.