posted on Feb, 19 2010 @ 01:34 AM
It has to be taken into account that the Earth was definitely less dense 400 million years ago. Everything from the atmosphere to the core would be
less dense because there was less matter comprising this planet that long ago. We know that 90% of our water came from space and is known as dark
water, or h3o. the amount of solids is unknown, but my guess is that its an astronomical number. not to mention the constant bombardment of protons
coming from the sun.
that being said. if there were less matter, we would have a less dense planet, meaning less GRAVITY as well. We cant assume that the earth has always
been in this state. any change in the material makeup of ANY of the planets would change its mass, density, and gravity.
a fungi would thrive in a low-pressure, low-gravity atmosphere. an increase in gravity would force this fungi to increase its density. It would do
this by pulling its cells closer together, this increase in the fungi's density would cause it to thrive below ground now instead of above ground.
The fungi now are still trying as hard as they can to fight gravity. but they will never grow as big as that fossil because they cant produce a hard
enough structure to fight gravity. that fossil had it easy, real easy. just like the giants that were said to have roamed the earth during biblical
days. then god poured another tin of tomatoes into the spaghetti and the sauce got thicker, thus increasing our planets mass, and its gravity.
i hope this ramble makes some iota of sense. the major point of this is that E=MC2. an increase in the mass of a gravitational force will cause an
increase the gravity of that force. any inhabitants of that gravitational force must comply....or die. you either get more dense to deal with the new
gravity or....well...you go extinct. this might help explain why whales and porpoises have toes, and toenails. they couldn't deal....so they jumped
in the sea. but the simpsons already did an episode on that, so you're not allowed to argue that point, or be ridiculed for even suggesting it.
[edit on 19-2-2010 by 7minds]