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A claim of vast reservoirs of water deep in the earth is based on indirect evidence, and likely has little or nothing to do with surface water or floods.Science Daily reported, “New evidence for ‘oceans’ of water deep in Earth: Water bound in mantle rock alters view of Earth’s composition.” The amount of water may be triple the volume of all the earth’s oceans and lakes combined, the article says.Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form — the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth’s mantle — the discovery may represent the planet’s largest water reservoir.The water is inferred to exist indirectly through echoes of seismic waves. Scientists believe it became entrapped in mantle rock during subduction of continental plates. The findings were published in Science Magazine.A key point about this water is that it is bound up in mantle rock; it does not exist in a liquid form. Indeed, it cannot be liquid, because it is under extreme pressure and heat in the transition zone between the upper and lower mantle. Being 250 to 410 miles deep, it has no way to reach the surface and influence the oceans except through plate tectonics. The “ingredients” for water are bound up in minerals like ringwoodite and wadsleyite that can contain 1-3% water by weight.A number of people sent links to this story as if it supported a global Flood. They must have pictured an ocean of liquid water under the crust, ready to burst forth. Unfortunately, this “water” is bound to minerals, like it is on the dry moon. Certain minerals can bind H2O in their chemical composition. Even though the sheer volume of the minerals could contain a sizeable quantity of water (if it were at normal surface temperature and pressure), that does not mean that this water is available to the surface.It’s important not to read headlines and jump to conclusions. Headlines are often more flamboyant than the data. Unless a creation geologist can explain how the water could have become available to the surface in liquid form, it likely has nothing to do with a global flood. The article states that “water may be cycling between Earth’s surface and interior reservoirs through plate tectonics,” but the actual paper says nothing about this. In the evolutionary timeline such cycling would take millions of years. Creation geologists would have to present a plausible model for cycling it much faster. This water is much deeper than allowed in certain flood models such as the hydroplate theory, which postulates water chambers 10 miles beneath the crust. The mantle water is over 250 miles down. One needs to have a plausible mechanism for bringing it up from that depth and releasing it from its mineral cage if it is to play any role in surface conditions.The deep “water” does create a problem for secular geologists and planetologists, though, because it increases the amount of volatile material that “Theia” (the hypothetical planet that smashed into earth and formed the moon—see 6/12/14) had to bring from elsewhere.There are bodies in the solar system that do have oceans of liquid water under their surfaces: among them Europa, Enceladus, maybe Ganymede and Callisto, and now Pluto (Science Daily). Pluto may have had a subsurface liquid ocean in the past, the article says. The presence of liquid water in small bodies in the outer solar system poses a severe challenge for the belief these bodies are billions of years old. (Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village pic.twitter.com/NxOyccIS2A— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 19, 2017At 40, returning boxing pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have diminished skills, but his confidence remains as high as ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutComing off an almost two-year layoff from the sport, “Money” is making a comeback to the ring next week against Irish superstar and UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor in a crossover match for the ages at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension RELATED STORY:Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight With such an extended period of time away from professional competition, many thought the seasoned boxer would require a stricter training camp to make up for his long absence. Instead, the ever-brash undefeated fighter recently invited his fans on social media to party with him at his own strip club, ahead of the monumental fight.“Come hang out with me Tonight at “GIRL COLLECTION” and ask me anything you want, live & in person!” he wrote, adding he’d be at the venue on Aug. 17 until the 28th.Just to make sure there was no error there, Mayweather clarified that he was indeed praying the whole week before his next fight.“That’s right… I’m partying the entire week before my fight all the way through to next Monday following my fight ONLY at Girl Collection!!!!” his message read.His opponent, McGregor, on the other hand, hasn’t been too modest either, claiming the undefeated fighter won’t even get past the first round. /raADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: Kayla Richardson skips 100m dash, targets 200m gold Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: I know fans were getting frustratedby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard knows fans were frustrated during their 1-0 win over Newcastle United.A Marcos Alonso goal overcame a difficult opposition side and made it five wins in a row for the Blues.Lampard said: “The second half was the most pleasing thing. It was a good test for us today. We changed things a little in the second half and we showed a little more flexibility and creativity.”We were upbeat, we had urgency, the tempo was good, and that got us the win.”We want to score goals. You can see the fans – I think they’re happy with what they’re seeing at the moment. We want more.”If we want to keep moving up, we can do better. So far this season, though, things are going well.”On Ross Barkley’s injury, he added: “It’s an ankle injury. We need to assess it and see how bad it is.”
One Direction have once again proved the power of their appeal, using it as a force for good, by encouraging fans to raise a jaw-dropping half a million pounds (£501,300) for Stand Up To Cancer, the joint national fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.One Direction With 14-year-old Alexus From CanadaMore than a third of the donations, which ranged from £3 to £1,200, were made by dedicated fans as part of a competition to win a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the One Direction boys backstage at the final gig of their ‘Where We Are’ world tour. The remaining donations came from ticket sales from the UK and Ireland leg of their tour. Funds raised will go towards accelerating new cancer treatments to UK patients and saving more lives.Overseen by Prizeo, the competition saw more than 10,868 entries from across the globe enter to be in with a chance to meet the band.And on Sunday 5th October, one lucky winner, 14-year-old Alexus from Canada, flew to Miami where she met Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall and Louis backstage. The teenager said: “I can’t believe that out of nearly 11,000 people, I was the one lucky enough to win the chance to meet One Direction. It’s a dream come true! I will never forget this day. It’s also so great that it’s raised so much for such a good cause.”Claire Rowney, director of Stand Up To Cancer UK, said: “You can imagine how thrilled we were when One Direction chose to support Stand Up To Cancer. They come with an army of dedicated supporters, which is exactly what we need for this campaign. We want people to join us on the frontline and help beat cancer sooner. The money raised by One Direction and their fans will help bring new treatments to patients sooner and will ultimately save lives.”In 2012, Stand Up To Cancer’s fundraising total exceeded £8m funding 12 clinical trials across the UK and this year’s aim is to do even better. The 2014 campaign is encouraging people to join the front line against cancer this autumn by fundraising, buying merchandise, joining March On Cancer and tuning in to the live TV show on Channel 4 on Friday 17th October. The culmination of activities will see stars from TV, music, film and fashion joining forces to galvanize the nation to show cancer, that it’s payback time.