THE EARTH

THE NATURAL EARTH

- Chapter 19 -
The feeling skin of the Earth


 
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ountless canals traverse crosswise the sensitive, or feeling, skin of the Earth. There are also many large and small collection points or receptacles for the liquids ascending from the interior of the Earth, as there are receptacles for the returning liquids, which are then forwarded through returning canals back to the interior of the Earth.
 
 
These receptacles have different shapes and forms, just like the lakes on the surface of the Earth, but most of them are egg-shaped. The main purpose of these receptacles is to cause the fluids that have flown into them to begin a kind of fermentation through which they may separate chemically, and subsequently be sent on for their particular purposes. These receptacles are not to be mistaken for subterranean water basins, through which drinking water comes to the surface of the Earth and can be obtained in many places through artesian wells. All the great water basins are located in the unfeeling crust of the Earth, whereas the aforementioned receptacles for the fluids of the Earth are all in the feeling part of the Earth's crust.
 
 
The whole unfeeling earthy skin inclusive of its oceans, lakes, and mountains, rests upon pillars. These have their foundation upon the firm interior Earth, and extend from there like a skeleton towards the surface of the Earth. They are, however, not .is firm as the stones on the surface, but have more of a cartilaginous firmness, together with a significant degree of elasticity. lb is type of structure is absolutely necessary, since mighty gases form between the feeling and unfeeling skins of the Earth, through which significant hollow spaces come into being. The oilier Earth's crust is often lifted severely in this way, and in certain areas it even breaks open, the results of which are earthquakes and severe hurricanes; If the columnar supports were very firm, the surface of the Earth would not endure very long, and the inhabitants on the surface would perish as well. Since these supports, however, are very flexible, not much can be destroyed on the adjoining surface of the Earth. These supporting pillars become gradually firmer in the unfeeling part of the Earth's crust, just as it is with the cartilage of animals, which finally turns into bones.
 
 
The firm bones of the Earth appear here and there on the surface of the Earth under the names of primitive limestone, granite, and occasionally quartz as well. The closer these kinds of stones are to the surface, the more mixed they become, and therefore coarser, harder, and brittle. Their apophyses are usually the high primitive mountains which in all parts of the Earth's surface may be distinctly differentiated from the mountains that developed later in formation, height, and mass. Beneath the mountains that were formed later, as well as in other parts, are subterranean water basins. The ceilings above these basins are supported by a few pillars so that they do not collapse and turn fertile land into lakes, although this has happened here and there.
 
 
It should also be mentioned whence the oceans obtain their water: first of all, from the many fluid receptacles in the feeling skin, which, at the same time, form the actual urinary bladder of the Earth. The oceans also receive a very significant increase from the water basins which were discussed above, and from all the large rivers. This increase or addition is absolutely necessary, because the ascending liquids that come from the actual urinary bladder of the Earth would be too salty. And without any admixture of fresh water the ocean would soon turn into a solid mass, and instead of the ocean there would be many sky-high mountains of salt. These salt mountains would, in time, make the air so sour that, as a consequence, no living being could exist. At the same time, the dangerous ailment of anuria (total retention of urine) would befall the body of the Earth itself, and in a very short time this would turn into a burning, and in such a condition the Earth would not be capable of fulfilling her task.