1. Archeozoic (pre-life era) extends
over the initial 450,000,000 years.
600,000,000 years ago
Life Carriers arrived on Urantia to study the physical conditions
preparatory to launching life. Having projected a sodium chloride
pattern of life that can only function in a suitable salt solution,
life could not be planted until the ocean waters had become
550,000,000 years ago
the Life Carrier corps returned to Urantia.
conditions for marine-origin life implantation are provided by a
large number of inland seas, by an extensive shore line of
shallow waters and sheltered bays. These ancient inland seas
were seldom over five or six hundred feet deep, and sunlight can
penetrate ocean water for more than
six hundred feet.
Proterozoic [life-dawn] era
extends over the next 150,000,000 years
In co-operation with spiritual
powers and superphysical forces we organized and initiated the
original life patterns of this world . . .
. . . and planted them in the
hospitable waters of the realm, in three original, identical, and
simultaneous marine-life implantations: the central or
Eurasian-African, the eastern or Australasian, and the western,
embracing Greenland and the Americas.
Saskia Raevouri's version of Pangaea
similar but different concept of Pangaea (the original
Kathy Williamson's version.
stimulated the first protoplasmic reactions of the first living
cells to function on the planet.
500,000,000 years ago
primitive marine vegetable life was well established.
The bacteria [are] simple vegetable organisms
of a very primitive nature 
Soon after, the
continents began to drift apart. Greenland, the arctic land mass, with
North and South America, drifting west. Africa split from Europe and
Asia creating the Mediterranean basin. Antarctica, Australia, and the
land indicated by the Pacific islands drifted south and east.
"Our purpose in making three marine-life implantations was to
insure that each great land mass would carry this life with it, in
its warm-water seas, as the land subsequently separated. We
foresaw that in the later era of the emergence of land life large
oceans of water would separate these drifting continental land
masses." - The Life Carriers.
The outer one thousand miles
of the earth’s mass consists principally of different kinds of rock.
Underneath are the denser and heavier metallic elements, such as iron.
The lava layers of the earth’s crust, when
cooled, form granite. Sea bottoms consist largely of basalt,
a form of lava considerably heavier than the granite of the land masses,
which are then enabled to "float."
ago the transition from vegetable to animal life occurred, a gradual
development inherent in the original life patterns.
example is the slime molds, which can hardly be classified as either plant
Fossils from this
life-dawn or Proterozoic era will yield the remains of vegetable and early
primitive animal life, algae, corallike plants, primitive Protozoa, and
spongelike transition organisms.
In those days the
extensive shoreline waters of the various land masses and the many
inland seas swarmed with the simple forms of primitive animal marine
life, mostly without shells, which had developed from preceding
vegetable organisms, while the bottoms of the shallow and extensive
inland seas were being gradually overrun by a profuse and luxuriant
growth of vegetation.
luxuriant sea vegetation
are no "missing links." From era to era radically new species of
animal life appear full-fledged and suddenly, not as a result of
gradual accumulation of small variations. These genetic mutations
are wholly biologic, strictly natural, and there is nothing
supernatural connected to them. According to the degree of the
ocean’s saltiness, animals evolved ingenious techniques to either
increase or decrease the saltiness of their body fluids, thus
enabling some to live in fresh water. Plants and animals never cease
to make these adjustment experiments, and study of the rock-embraced
fossils of marine life reveals the early struggles of these
physical make-up of all new orders of life are governed by physical
laws, but the subsequent endowment of mind is a bestowal of the
adjutant mind-spirits in accordance with innate brain capacity,
which in turn is wholly dependent on the brain capacity afforded by
purely physical and evolutionary developments.
layer, the oldest fossil-bearing stratum in the crust of the earth,
has been crumpled, folded, and grotesquely twisted as a result of
the upheavals of earthquakes and the early volcanoes. The lava flows
of this age brought much iron, copper, and lead up near the
these times of primitive marine life, extensive areas of the
continental shores sank beneath the seas from a few feet to half a
mile. Much of the older sandstone and conglomerates
represents the sedimentary accumulations of these ancient shores.
The sedimentary rocks belonging to this early stratification rest
directly upon those layers which date back far beyond the origin of
life, back to the early appearance of the world-wide ocean.
Some of the
upper layers of these transition rock deposits contain small amounts
of shale or slate of dark colors, indicating the
presence of organic carbon and testifying to the existence of the
ancestors of those forms of plant life which overran the earth
during the succeeding Carboniferous or coal age.
Much of the
copper in these rock layers results from water deposition.
Some is found in the cracks of the older rocks and is the
concentrate of the sluggish swamp water of some ancient sheltered
shore line. The iron mines of North America and Europe are located
in deposits and extrusions lying partly in the older unstratified
rocks and partly in these later stratified rocks of the transition
periods of life formation.
of North America is rich in the fossil-bearing deposits of the
entire marine-life era. The very first and oldest layers are
separated from the later strata of the preceding period by extensive
erosion deposits which clearly segregate these two stages of
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"The Marine Life Era on Urantia"