600,000,000 years ago the commission of Life Carriers sent out from Jerusem arrived on Urantia and began the study of physical conditions preparatory to launching life on world 606 of the Satania system. The Satania Life Carriers had projected a sodium chloride pattern of life; therefore no steps could be taken toward planting it until the ocean water had become suffiently salty. The Urantia type of protoplasm can function only in a suitable salt solution. This oceanlike salty solution circulates in our bodies, bathing each individual cell with a chemical liquid in all essentials comparable to the salt water which stimulated thefirst protoplasmic reactions of the first living cells to function on the planet.
Urantia land masses spread out, allowing the oceans to have more shorelines. This enabled ocean plant life to find its way onto land. The large amount of carbon in the atmosphere allowed the plants to flourish and produce varieties of luxuriant growth. However, Man could never survive in such an atmosphere. The planet’s atmosphere filters through to the earth about one two-billionth of the son’s total light emanation. If we paid for this light at the rate of 2 cents a kilowatt hour, the annual light bill would approach 800 quadrillion dollars. Vast solar energies pour in upon Urantia embracing wave lengths ranging both above and below the recognition span of human vision. In other words there are things going on just outside the corners of our eyes.
Solar radiation at the extreme ultraviolet end of the spectrum are short wave lengths,but we are protected by a layer of ozone ten miles thick. Unfortunately, our ozone layer is getting thin due to pollution and other factors. The sun pours down a flood of deadly rays, but the earth has many ways of protecting herself. The lower 5 or 6 miles of the earth’s atmosphere is the troposphere. This is the region of wind, air currents and weather. Above this region is the inner ionosphere and next above is the stratosphere. Eight mile above the earth’s surface the temperature is 70 degrees below 0. At the height of 45 miles the temperature begins to rise, until it reaches 1200 degrees F. This heat is what causes the ionization of the oxygen, The power of sunspots to alter light frequencies shows that these solar storm centers function as enormous magnets. Such magnetic fields are able to hurl charged particles from the sunspot craters out through space to the earth’s outer atmosphere, where their ionizing influence produces such spectacular auroral displays.