We know that all the water on this planet came from meteor showers. That water is fresh (sweet). So what if we had fresh waters in the oceans?
Fresh water evaporates faster than salty water. Sea water is sticky and evaporates less.
With all water fresh, there would be continuous rains. Torrential rains. The world will be completely inundated as depicted in the Hollywood movie, Water World.
There will be no animals, no birds and not even trees because there will be no sun shine. But the sun is shining.
When this planet was formed, it was like Venus. No life form was possible and on the surface of earth, there was complete darkness.
First God put planktons and other germs that survive and thrive in such an extreme climate. They eliminated CO2 (carbon Di-oxide) and other harmful substances from the atmosphere.
Then there was (very dim) light.
Day and Night were perceivable, had there been an observer.
Evening came (6pm) and morning (6am), that was Day 1. It was good work.
But there were such continuous, torrential rains that the water in the clouds was one with the water on the ground. It was necessary to reduce the rains if there was to be some air to breathe.
God let these very rains continuously wash the lands until it became full of minerals and salts. As water salinty increased, the rains reduced. Finally, the water in heaven was separate from water in the now saline seas.
It was good to separate these waters.
Evening came and morning. Day 2.
God then created all kinds of plants and blessed them i.e. gave them ability to reproduce. They soon filled all dryland.
It was good to have plants.
Evening came and morning. Day 3.
The rainforests were so thick one couldn’t see his hands. It was completely dark on the drylands.
There was a need to further reduce the rains, even if that meant to have some deserts.
Large animals need some space. They need plains, not rainforests.
So as the salinty of the seas kept increasing, rain forests reduced, giving way to plains and deserts.
But the sky.
The sky was clear. The sun was shining. Even the moon and the stars were now visible for a human observer. It was beautiful.
No, it was magnificent.
Evening came and morning. Day 4.
But the scientists are oblivious of this story so instead of Venus, they’re working on Mars to make it habitable. Venus’s atmosphere is very dark and the scientists are understandably afraid of the dark and don’t know what to do with it.
Could the Book of Genesis provide some answers in this regard?
(This is my humble attempt to understand Bible. This story continues).