H2O was once different

The substance water is only fragmentarily encompassed by the formula H2O.  This has been shown by science, step by step, during a century of intensive research.  It has become evident that the chemo-physical properties of the water substance could be investigated indefinitely, without reaching an endpoint.  New discoveries are still being made.

The foumula H2O suggests that water is simply 'composed' from two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen.  In reality, water is a completely unique substance with its own, very individual character.  The formula simply describes the volume relationship of the decomposition materials, hydrogen and oxygen.  There is no kinship worth mentioning to the chemical or physical properties of pure hydrogen or pure oxygen.

In the following, the known facts and also some anomalies and special properties are discussed: Water covers 71% of the earth's surface, thereby making the earth actually a "water-planet". The solid part of the earth's surface is actually the exception.  The bodily substance of living organisms consists of 50-98% water, which makes water the location and carrier of the highest and most far-reaching differentiation in the solar system.  Without water the differentiation decreases to simplicity and monotony. Water is the only substance on earth to be found in solid, fluid and gaseous condition. In the cosmogonies of the various religions, water has a status far above all other substances, even though is is only one substance among thousands.  In ancient times, water was considered an independent chemical element.  Only in 1784 was the discovery made that it could be decomposed into hydrogen and oxygen. The density of water increases during cooling only down to 4°, and then paradoxically begins to decrease again.  It is because of this that ice floats on water rather than sinking, which is a great advantage for the development of life.   The great increase in density during condensation from vapor to liquid makes water the strongest mechanical agent of erosion and loosening of the solid earth surface, whereby this even in a physical sense becomes more mobile or "lively".  Water posesses a certain dipole moment (ion character) and a very high dielectric constant, as well as being a good electrical insulator.  These make it an exceptional solute for dissolving other substances, and, thanks to its chemical neutrality, seve as a platform for their  chemical reactions. Wasser kann nicht nur Stoffe gut aufnehmen, sondern auch Wärme: es besitzt eine überdurchschnittlich hohe Wärmeaufnahmekapazität (sog. „spezifische Wärmekapazität“). In comparison to other liquids, water has an above-average "latent heat of fusion and evaporation", meaning that it only changes its condition from solid to liquid, and again to vapor, when a relatively large amount of heat is available. Water has a high ability to absorb, and also to transmit sound. Watr has an above-average surface tension, which however can be greatly reduced by the absorbtion of foreign substances.  The physical consequences of this are so far-reaching, that they cannot be briefly summarized.

One could, in summary, characterize the material  "water" as:  Water is the substance which is able chemically and physically to mediate betwen innumerable other substances, and by renouncing its own kingdom and chemical preferences, is able to encompass many "substance-kingdoms".  This expresses itself in numerous anomalies and special features.

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The geological phenomena investigated in this website awaken the impression of a significant participation by water.  In the hypothesis followed here, it is not simply the activity of water that is new- this has come to the fore increasingly in the course of geological research- but rather the amount of ater involved: it could be, that quantitatively water played the leading role in the origin, not only of the carbonate rocks (limestone, dolomite, etc.), but also of many crystalline silicate rocks.  This could be thought of, on the one hand, as the result of precipitation out of a very large and dense primeval atmosphere, and on the other as self-organizing processes, which were abiotic or pre-biotic, but nevertheless already showed an affinity to developing life.  The transition to biotic rock-formation, whether carbonatic (stromatolites, corals) or silicatic (silica algae) could be seen a a gradual one.

The classical plutonic processes of magmatic rocks (cooling from a magma, contact metamorphosis, etc.) would then represent an ongoing parallel occurrence which interacts with this.

Are such considerations an attempt to revive the Neptunism of the late 1700’s and early 1800’s?   Neptunism was a theory, disputed and ultimately rejected, which held that earlier rocks precipitated out from a hot primeval ocean during periodic overfloodings. 

Since the time of ancient Greece virtually every thought has been considered at one time, and every consideration and investigation can be assigned to a particular direction of thought.  The present website, for example, is monistic in the entire manner of thought.  Furthermore, some of the considerations made here are so exotic, and at the same time old, that one could be inclined to assign them to the category of „pathelogical science“, containing „errors“ which oppose the „long-accepted ideas“ and are promulgated by those clinging to the past.  Nevertheless, it can occur that the advocates of such a „pathelogical science“ are quite genuine researchers, and furthermore, that over centuries, with changing paradigms and viewpoints, that aspects of their „groundless assertions“ have indeed been shown to have their justification.

The investigations made in this website make the claim of being free of „party politics“ and being completely dedicated to the phenomena and the related scientific content.  The evaluation of the phenomena and the associated scientific content comprises the adventure that every researcher faces.

It may be mentioned, that with the conception derived here of a large, dense primeval atmosphere with material precipitating from it, one is close to the images given by the anthroposophical spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner, who spoke of a life-permeated watery-airy atmosphere of the early earth.