Why is the Ocean Salty?

Oceans Salty

Why is the ocean salty? I know more salt is added from the rocks and rain, etc. How was it salty in the beginning? I know God created all things. So, obviously, God made it that way!!!! But, how does a student answer the question for a teacher that is scientific and Christian at the same time?


Here is a great article on the salinity of the oceans and the fact that it is also a young earth chronometer (a clock in nature that indicates that the time line in the book of Genesis is accurate).

http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2006/05/24/when-i-hear
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2005/06/01/evidence-for-young-world

There are many such young earth chronometers; however evolutionary sources completely ignore any evidence that contradicts their Big Bang worldview cosmology.

The truth is that the ocean exists with just the appropriate salinity to accommodate the incredibly diverse life forms within it. This is often referred to as the ‘anthropic principle’ and simply stated it means that everything we see in the natural world, including the place that earth inhabits in the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, etc. seems to be fine-tuned to support life. This evidence is so overwhelming that many evolutionists simply refuse to discuss it. They say, ‘because it is evidence for intelligent design and creationism, it is religion and not science. Their definition of science is really naturalism and materialism. Remember, we are not telling people they have to believe in God or an intelligent designer or may or may not be God. We are saying that you cannot simply ignore the evidence because it does not agree with our worldview. Most of the great men and women of science were either Bible believers or theists that believed that God was the Creator of the universe.

Below is a list of 25 SCIENTISTS, who upheld the biblical view of creation, were involved in supporting Christian missionary work, wrote books on Christian evidences, believed in Jesus Christ as their personal Savior from sin, and had their own personal ministries in church. Where would modern science be without their contributions?  
 
1. Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), founder of physical astronomy 

2. Robert Boyle (1627-1691), father of modern chemistry 

3. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), an early great mathematician who laid the foundations for things like hydrodynamics, differential calculus, and probability theory 

4. John Ray (1627-1705), father of English natural history and probably the best zoologist and botanist of his time
 
5. Nicolaus Steno (1631-1686), father of stratiography 

6. William Petty (1623-1687) helped institute the science of statistics and the modern study of economics
 
7. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) invented calculus, discovered the law of gravity and the three laws of motion, developed the particle theory of light propagation, invented the reflecting telescope, etc. 

8. Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778), father of biological taxonomy 

9. Michael Faraday (1791-1867), one of the greatest physicists, developed essential concepts in electricity and magnetism, invented the electrical generator, and made numerous contributions to chemistry
 
10. Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), founder of comparative anatomy
 
11. Charles Babbage (1792-1871), founder of computer science
 
12. John Dalton (1766-1844), father of atomic theory
 
13. Matthew Maury (1806-1873), founder of oceanography
 
14. James Simpson (1811-1879) discovered chloroform, laying the groundwork for anesthesiology
 
15. James Joule (1818-1889) discovered the mechanical equivalent of heat, laying the foundation for the field of thermodynamics
 
16. Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), father of glacial geology
 
17. Gregor Mendel (1822-1884), father of genetics 

18. Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), father of bacteriology
 
19. Joseph Lister (1827-1912) founder of antiseptic surgical methods (Pasteur's and Lister's contributions, incidentally, have saved millions of lives.) 

20. William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), one of the greatest physicists who established thermodynamics on a formal scientific basis, supplying a strict statement of the first two laws of thermodynamics 

21. Joseph Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) created a systematic theoretical and mathematical organization for electromagnetic field theory. Einstein praised Maxwell's contributions as the best in physics since Newton. 

22. Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866) developer of non-Euclidian geometry, used by Einstein in his development of relativity theory 

23. Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817-1901) developed nitrogen and super-phosphate fertilizers for farm crops; co-developed the first agricultural experimental station, laying a foundation for the advances in agricultural science that allowed farmers to feed millions 

24. John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945) invented the Fleming valve laying the foundation for ensuing developments in electronics 

25. Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977), father of space science 

The five greatest physicists in history—Newton, Faraday, Thompson, Maxwell, and Einstein—were each candid in their belief that the universe was created by God; four of the five were committed Christians with a firm conviction that the Bible was the authoritative Word of God. 
 
Again, where would modern science be without their contributions?

Pastor Steve Rowitt, Th.M., Ph.D. (c)
Chief Technical Advisor
Creation Studies Institute

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