In the Bible, particularly in Genesis chapter two, verses five and six, the author tells us that plants and herbs grew by the water coming out from the ground because God did not allow any rain to fall.
The Earth may have come into existence with a vast reserve of water beneath its surface that has been the constant source of our daily water ever since as it finds its way to the surface, brought up by plate tectonics. This is the new finding of a research study from The Ohio State University: that the water we can see in the Pacific Ocean has it sources from underground. This might be the answer to the age old question whether our earth formed its own source of water or did it have its water come from frozen comets. The researchers suggested that both are viable answers.
We were largely unaware about the existence of geochemical pathways, researchers explained, by which the Earth can extract water from inside it and has been doing so for billions of years. Even today, it’s still doing the same process of releasing controlled water volumes to the surface by means of plate tectonics, supplying our oceans from its bowels. Wendy Panero, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State, and doctoral student Jeff Pigott both believe that the earth was formed together with the oceans of water inside it and it’s that same water source responsible for delivering water to the surface from the very beginning.
The concept that dry rocks can harbor water in the form of hydrogen atoms enclosed inside its anatomical spaces is a crucial part of the research. There’s a steady supply of oxygen around, so when a mineral releases its hydrogen content through some chemical reaction to bond with oxygen, water is formed. Tiny amounts of roaming hydrogen atoms represent a very minute part of mantle rocks. However, we know that the earth’s crust is composed of 80% of rock mantle; thus, those drifting atoms can combine to create a huge supply of water.