On Dolphins Today They posed this question: “Is Water Wet”? That is a simple question that has been complicated by so many, if you think too long about it you will get analysis paralysis. The strange thing is the answer comes out just about 50/50 when you ask people.
I have put together my answer to this question and my reason why…. read on!
What complicates this question is mankind himself, it really ties into a deeper question Evolution or Creation? If you are an evolutionist, you are still confused as to the true origin of the matter that caused the Big Bang!
The “Big Bang” is a THEORY most scientist/schools have taught us since early childhood, at the same time our parents took us to our places of worship where we learned creationism. I am not trying to persuade you either way.
I chose creation and one of the reasons why is the Miracle of Water itself helps me to believe in a divine creator, without water we cannot exist! Water (aka h2O) is a clear, colorless, odorless, tasteless liquid that freezes into ice below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and boils at 99.97 °C
The first question we need to answer is what the difference between a Solid & a Liquid? Here is one definition I pulled up.
Solid, which is a state of matter that has a fixed volume and shape with atoms that are bound tightly to each other that makes it resistant to change. They can only change if they are cut or broken by force.
Liquid, which is a state of matter that has no shape and takes the shape of the container that holds it. Atoms in a liquid, although also bound together, are temporary thus allowing them to move freely and flow.
That is the difference between water (a liquid) and land (a solid), our Earth’s surface is comprised of 71 percent water, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Also keep this in mind too…In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water!
As you can see both the earth and we ourselves are comprised mostly of water. What makes water so AMAZING? Water is the only common substance that is naturally found as a solid, liquid or gas.
For all the years that water has been on this earth not one drop has been lost! Water has a natural recycling process as it turns into a vapor/Gas we call humidity which is a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air. That in turn creates clouds and as the weight of water gets too heavy, we get rain! (Truly amazing)
Clouds appear when there is too much water vapor for the air to hold. The water vapor (gas) then condenses to form tiny water droplets (liquid), and it is the water that makes the cloud visible. These droplets are so small that they stay suspended in the air.
Solids are Naturally Dry, and Liquids (Water) are Naturally wet, when you put water on any dry surface it becomes wet. Some erroneously conclude that water must not be wet in its natural state, I will just agree to disagree. If you jump in water or if water touches or falls on you, you get wet!
Ask yourself this simple question what’s the difference between Oceans and Deserts? One is wet and one is dry!
Which one is wet?
Hint: It’s not the deserts!
So, in conclusion: Yes……….. Water is Wet!