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Subject: Earths Oceans
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: warraz1981-ga
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Posted: 13 Jun 2006 14:02 PDT
Expires: 13 Jul 2006 14:02 PDT
Question ID: 737891
Were the oceans always salty? and if not did they get salty before or
after life evolved?
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Subject: Re: Earths Oceans
From: pugwashjw65-ga on 13 Jun 2006 20:17 PDT
Evolution is STILL a theory. The Bibles account of creation in Genesis
indicates that sea creatures were created 'according to their kinds',
and we know that many kinds can only survive in salt water. So
therefore, the salt sea was in existence, as part of the creation of
heaven and earth, BEFORE salt water fish were created. Scientists
claim the earth to be 4.5 billion years old. The Bible does not deny
this. Animals could be equally as old. It is only man that has a more
recent history of existence. About 8,000 years, as per Genesis chapter
five [ the ages of the Patriarchs] and the geneology lists from Adam
to Jesus in the books of Matthew and Luke.
Subject: Re: Earths Oceans
From: tr1234-ga on 14 Jun 2006 09:44 PDT
Without getting into the intelligent design-esque issues that the
previous commenter's observations may invoke, I believe that most
geologists hold that the reason oceans are salty has to do with oceans
being the ultimate repository of rivers' flow, and that as rivers
flow, they dissolve mineral salts from the rocks along their path.

Plus, evaporation is a much more influential phenomenon with oceans
since being larger bodies of water than rivers. When water evaporates
from oceans, salts remain behind.

Anyway, if those are the phenomena making oceans salty, it seems that
it's a process that could and would be underway regardless of the
existence of life.  But some scientist researcher should come in for
an official answer...
Subject: Re: Earths Oceans
From: mikewa-ga on 14 Jun 2006 10:01 PDT
Almost certainly the earliest bodies of water had some dissolved
minerals, but not as much as
 In addition, the relative proportions of the various solutes has
probably also changed (see for example:
Subject: Re: Earths Oceans
From: elids-ga on 14 Jun 2006 11:10 PDT
Just a comment on a often stated misconception ?Evolution is STILL a
theory? evolution is not a theory, evolution is a fact.

When Darwin first proposed the Theory of Evolution he was very clear
in explaining that there are two equally important aspects to the
theory, first evolution itself which is plain to see it is a fact we
see it all around us from fossil remains to the DNA in living animals.
We see it happening within a matter of years in areas like Hawaii
where lava flows separate species and these animals go on to form new
species, we see it on a daily basis at a microbial level. Evolution is
a fact.

The second part of the theory is the method by which evolution
happens, Darwin proposed that this method could be Natural Selection
that would end in survival of the fittest. It is this second part of
the Theory of Evolution that is not proven, it is likely that it
happens in this manner but it is not proven, because of that it is
called the Theory of Evolution and not referred to it as a Law.

Evolution is a fact, however, whether it happens by Natural Selection
or some other as of yet unidentified method, we don?t know.
Subject: Re: Earths Oceans
From: warraz1981-ga on 17 Jun 2006 05:35 PDT
what are you some sort of nutter?
the bible is a bed time story for kids, because their mind are too
simple to cope with the complexities  of how the earth has been was
actually created.
and how dare you say evolution is still a theory! we've actually
witnessed it happen!
God is the biggest theory ever!
there is not one bit of evidence that there is a god, a heaven, hell.
And jesus only exsist in the new testiment which was written several
hundred years after his death!?
You shouldn't base you whole life around a book dick weed!
Just take you moral code from it and get on with your life.

anyway I'm thinking single celled life existed, and then the oceans
slowly got saltier and they evolved to cope

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