The Most Dramatic Event on the Earth
It is estimated that the emergence of the Cell-to-be took place during the Archeozoicum period, which spanned somewhere between 4.5 billion and 2.5 billion years ago.
This was a period that marked the formation of the rocks that make up the earth’s crust and which later developed into protocontinents. Naturally, during this period, as an aftermath of the formation of its crust, the earth had been suffering a great deal of earthquakes. What this further means is that during this period, when the atmosphere had not been known to exist yet, it had certainly been very easy for meteors and meteoroids—foreign objects the composition of which is different from any objects to be found on the earth—to fall to the earth now and then.
The Proterozoicum period that followed, extending between 2.5 billion and 290 million years ago, was a period when the hydrosphere and the atmosphere first came into existence. It was during this period that life began to develop, when single-celled organisms turned into multicellular organisms (eukaryotes and prokaryotes). Primeval life that emerged in the oceans then took the form of micro-organisms (bacteria and algae). The oldest fossils that have been discovered, i.e. the Stromatolite and the Cyanobacteria fossils, are estimated to be approximately 3,500,000,000 years old..
A look into all these data gives us reason to say that scientists have been right in their assumption that the Cell-to-be emerged approximately 3,800,000,000 years ago.
The estimates above by scientists seem to make sense, especially if one considers the fact that whatever is explained in the paragraphs that follow is apparently compatible with conditions as they were during the emergence of the Cell-to-be.
The earth’s temperature, which during the formation of the earth could reach as high as millions of degrees, gradually and continuously dropped that eventually the earth cooled off. The earth’s surface was then completely covered with thick fog from the molecules of H20, which had then been blanketing the earth’s atmosphere. From a distance, the earth looked like a ball of white smoke (see illustration). If we had then existed and been able to be on the earth during the day, we would have seen the earth as being surrounded by layers of rainbows.
As the cooling-off process continued, the temperature of the earth eventually dropped to more or less 100o Celsius. It was only then that hot rain began to fall and evaporation of the sea-water occurred alternately in every hemisphere of the earth. In that hemisphere facing towards the sun, total evaporation of the sea water ensued; whereas in that hemisphere facing away from the sun, hot rain continued to fall. The whole surface of the earth was incessantly stricken by flood, hurricanes, and lightning, consequently causing the whole surface of the earth to be filled with incessant Rayleigh waves for millions of years. It is these Rayleigh waves that would later mainly serve to trigger the emergence of the Cell-to-be from the existing activated Carbon particle.
A look into the characteristics of man-made activated carbon would instantly tell one that nature too must have the ability to make a similar activated carbon. And if such activated Carbon had existed in the period prior to the existence of life on the earth, this would also imply that the activated Carbon had also had the capability of keeping hold of those molecules sticking to it even after the earth had reached a temperature of below 1000 Celsius.
It is estimated that the ideal temperature for molecules sticking inside the pores of the activated Carbon to be set in motion by the Rayleigh waves ranges between 40o-70o Celsius. At temperatures lower than these, it is not as easy for the Rayleigh waves to move the molecules. Similarly, at temperatures above 70o Celsius, the molecules or compounds will easily detach from its hold in the inner passage of the activated Carbon. This means that when the molecules in the activated Carbon first began to move, the earth’s temperature must certainly have been at a temperature ideal for such movement.
It was the initial movement of the molecules towards the centre of activated Carbon that represented the beginning of the emergence of the Cell-to-be. For this reason it is strongly believed that the Cell-to-be must have emerged during that period when conditions surrounding it were very conducive for the Rayleigh waves to manifest their roles.
Thus, in order for the particles of activated Carbon to be well affected by the Rayleigh waves, they must have already been in existence in the period during which there occurred many earthquakes, many lightnings, and they must also have been in existence at the time when the earth had started to cool down and reach a temperature between 40 and 70 degrees Celcius. An extremely rare opportunity indeed! Scientists who say that life began in the sea do make sense too as the emergence of the cell-to-be was instantly followed by prolonged torrential rain. This was what had caused some of the cell-to-be, which was then in their formative period, to be carried way to the sea.