If god did not open the sky and allow it to enter where did all this fricken water come from? There are 326 million trillion gallons. That I assume is a lot of big gulps.
quote:2,500 to 3,300 feet (about 750 to 1,000 meters) in diameter, carried about 3.6 million tons (3.3 billion kilograms) of water within its bulk
That is a big ass comet. That is 76ish school buses long:
quote:I drive a 15 ton, 50 ft. vehicle that holds about 72 passengers- a big yellow school
according to this gal on yahoo answers I just found.
3.6 million tons is a crap load of water from this insanely huge comet. I wonder how many olympic swimming pools that is.
No matter how massive and how wet it is still a far cry from 326 million trillion gallons. I do not know how to work out the math but 1 gallon of water =.004165 tons. So it takes a crap load of insanely massive comets right?
I also heard volcanoes. Also it just some how seeped through the core or something. Somehow it just formed itself.
If god did it why so much? Doesn't he know we do not live in water?
So all the water on earth came from comets? It seems slightly more reasonable than suggesting god did it. Do you suggest anything I should read rather than Wiki? Just seems like a lot of comets to me is all. So massive too. I dunno?
quote:Why would you ever be surprised that Earth has water?
I am not surprised. I just want to know where the heck it all came from. I mean I am overwhelmed by the amount of water at theme parks(water parks). This is not a grain of sand compared to the vast amount of water on the earth. The amazing size of the comets that carried water to earth. Only 1-3 of them could have fit into one of these water parks. If something this massive crashed into the earth several hundred times wouldn't it be like 1000 nuclear bombs? I just pulled that number out of a hat.
It had to be awesome! Now I agree the fact I am unable to visualize in my mind that this is how it happened has no impact on reality. I don't think I am spinning at 1,000 mph ATM. So, is this really how it happened? Comets the length of 5-6-7-8 school buses long weighing what millions of pounds crashed into earth with the explosive force of bombs then melted?
That is not the question. At this point in time I do not give a crap about the dirt. Possibly that will be my next question. That is pretty interesting. Allow me to paraphrase something I typed earlier:
So all the water on the earth came from hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of comets the size of 9 school buses long weighing millions of pounds which crashed into the earth over billions of years which hit with the explosive force of nuclear weapons?
I am not being sarcastic when I say that is awesome. I am being serious again when I ask is this how we believe it happened? If so why? Is there evidence of this or is it simply the most logical conclusion one can believe rather than assuming god did it?
Also let me clearly state I am anti-theist and believe Christianity is a danger to an intelligent, progressive and forward moving society. I am 100% unwilling to debate my position in this thread. I mention this to demonstrate I am not viewing this from a Christian POV. The answer god did it to me is crap. So, I am looking for a more reasonable reason. It is a question to which I do not understand the answer. If someone can help me understand please do.
THAT said if you do believe god did it. I am open to hear your opinion too.
quote:Re: Comets? Haha, you missed the point of my question.
You asked where the water came from. Might as well ask where the dirt came from. Don't stop there. Ask where the hydrogen atom came from.
we could give conjectures to where all these things came from based on our latest scientific knowledge. But in the end, all these things are here whether we like them or not.
Pooh on you. I am interested in the latest scientific knowledge. The route you wish to drive me would take some turns in philosophy I bet. Anyhow some have presented me with a good start for me to continue looking.
quote:I don't understand this common disparagement of Wiki
Oh my someone slept on a pea. I was asking for a site other than Wiki because I have reviewed it. When looking for additional information on this topic I sound some other ideas which were not included on wiki. I found ideas that were covered in depth on wiki and not as detailed on others. I am looking for a range of information. So, I came here to ask you. Thank you for your help. . .
The numbers came from a site I googled when looking for an answer to the question myself. I have no idea if they are accurate. However, it should be obvious to conclude I myself am not intelligent enough to whip that type of formula or calculation on my own. So, I guess they might be right? They might have came from joe average self proclaimed website which was not wiki as you mentioned?
quote:I think you're misunderstanding taz. he's not dismissing your question - he's providing an answer. It's the same answer I gave, simply much less verbose.
I am on occasion self-described as an idiot not retarded. I can clearly demonstrate this by saying if brought back to Fenris I will have one of the best resto shaman healers on the server.
If you turn a key a car starts. If you spank a woman her buttocks turns red. If I ask why these things happen and you tell me it is a reaction to the action well in the the words of Jar, dear God am I going to quote him!?!?!?
"Trite Drivel" I know those words are not the best chosen either. You must keep in mind the fact I am an idiot.
I did not think it was necessary for me to demand a verbose answer. I made the assumption I was the only idiot here. I thank you and all for their answers.
I was just kidding.... I know you never implied such a thing - WOW(no not world of Warcraft)
I was after a more detailed response. Than the other person had presented me with.
BTW - about 3-4 years ago you were the reason I started playing Warcraft. Closer to the 4 year mark. I was still playing GTA and my only knowledge of MMO was MUDs/Mucks & MOOS I think they were called from longer ago. . . You mentioned this thing in Chat, "World Of Warcraft". I bought a second computer for my girl and now thanks to you have been putting out $30 a month for the last several years :)