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I was just watching a video on the History Channel website, but it was saying that scientists don't know where the water came from (the oceans). The video featured a scientist who said that he thinks it was brought here from extra-terrestrials (through meteors which are 5% water).

Then the water from the meteors evaporated and formed huge rainclouds

They say that it then it rained for MILLIONS of years, straight ---- And that is where the oceans came from (4.2 billion years ago)

Not all scientists believe this. What do you think?

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Cinnamon-mom

Asked by Cinnamon-mom at 2:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • In Genesis chapter1 verse 9 and 10,God says:Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear' and so it was.And God called the dry land earth,and the gathering of the waters He called seas:and God saw that it was good. The Holy Bible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 AM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 2:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • I think it takes more faith to believe that than it does to believe the truth of God's creative works.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 2:35 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • It's totally logical, just poorly worded. "Extra terrestrial" makes people think aliens, not asteroids. Every object orbiting the sun was formed at different points of development, meaning each object has a slightly different mix of elements inside it. The elements at the core of Jupiter and the core of Venus are different, because that's what was floating around bumping into each other at the different times they were made. The newer an object is, the more variety of elements were available to it. The very first objects had nothing but hydrogen and helium, as those two bumped around and fused into new things, more elements, and eventually minerals were available.
    We know there was water on Mars, and we suspect probably on Venus and some of the moons of the outer planets. The outermost planets are formed partly of ice. And that's all a comet is - a big ball of ice and dirt.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:57 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • it rained for millions of years? Well the only way that could happen is if the forces of God made it happen.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • it rained for millions of years? Well the only way that could happen is if the forces of God made it happen.


    It couldn't possibly be because the earth was superheated when it was formed and constantly letting of steam in the form of assorted gases that kept the atmosphere moving and filled with released water. That couldn't possibly be it, even though it's precisely how the atmosphere functions over rainforests where it rains 365 days a year today.


    eye rolling

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:22 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • OP.. here is a contradictory site on the above link...


     


    it's from NASA

    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 5:31 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • No it could not possibly be that :-) NP at least IMO. You can a different opinion. I think, just like the rain forest is driven by God, so would this theory if it were found to be true.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:34 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • "Throughout its history, Earth's water has increased in volume due to biological processes. In the early seas of Earth, hydrogen sulfide would have been in great supply, which, when reacted with carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis in sulfide-reducing bacteria, would have produced hydrogen, sulfur, and water. Many geologists believe that the majority of Earth's water generated through this process."

    another thought on water.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 5:35 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • I don't care how science explains the existance of water, be that from an asteroid or biological processes, there still is no point of origin. So all the speculation and investigation is sort of useless until you solve that problem.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 5:46 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

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