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Does man come from water or dust?

  1. clivewilliams profile image86
    clivewilliamsposted 7 months ago

    Does man come from water or dust?

    Our body is made up of more water than flesh. Then how I it that they say man is from dust. We need water to drink or we die, we need water to keep clean, water to cook, water to do just about everything. The only thing I see needs dust or dirt are plants.

  2. Necento anto profile image87
    Necento antoposted 7 months ago

    Hello Clive,
    Scientifically, Human body is made up of 60-65% water and other elements like Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen etc.
    Man is made of dust, it's mentioned in the Bible in Book of Genesis 2:7 which says,
    "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
    Another verse from the Bible to show that when we die we return to dust.
    Ecclesiastes 3:20
    "All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again."
    If you think, you cannot deny you are made of dust because the elements that make human body are also present in the Earth's crust.
    Now the question arises if God made us of dust, why there is water in our body? The answer again is in the Bible. Read Job 10:9, it says,
    "Remember, please, that you made me out of clay, But now you make me return to dust."
    Now I hope you get the idea why our body contains water. When you say 'clay', it not only consists dirt or dust from the ground but also water.
    You are right, we don't need dust to be alive  but yes, we do need water for our body to function normally.
    Hope I answered your question.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I still think that if we were really made of clay, then we should have more clay and less water in our body. As a matter of fact, we should lie under dirt to rejuvenate and feel healthy. But hey, cars without gas are a piece of junk right?

    2. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I am sorry I do not mean to be mean or rude but this is just to funny "Human body is made up of 60-65% water and other elements like Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen etc" water is H2O which is hydrogen and oxygen.

    3. Necento anto profile image87
      Necento antoposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Hey Eric, thanks for pointing it out. My fault.

    4. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for not getting offended.

    5. Necento anto profile image87
      Necento antoposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Eric, I think we should learn from our mistakes, if you had not pointed out I would have never known I made a stupid mistake like that.

  3. Ericdierker profile image54
    Ericdierkerposted 7 months ago

    Clive I don't think I have ever heard anyone suggest that since there is dust on Mars it may have life.
    As I love and read my Bible I find the references to dirt, clay and dust to be metaphoric or parable. Jesus just loved talking in such a way and I like it.
    I was just trying to remember if sailing ships from London to New York packed extra dust.
    And I was thinking the "Dust Bowl" caused death and destruction and hell on earth.
    Hmm, dusting seems to be less than washing.
    Wouldn't it suck if dew was dust, yuck. Water and snow skiing would be so dirty.

  4. Venkatachari M profile image43
    Venkatachari Mposted 7 months ago

    As per our scriptures, the body is made up of 5 elements. They are Earth, Water, Sky, Fire or Light, and Air or Gas. It is true that water content in our body is more than all the other elements. It is the same case with our World also. Our World consists more of water and less of Earth. You may also experience that you drink more quantity of water and liquids than that you consume as solid food.

    Now, the saying that man came from dust is only a saying which is told to give weight to the non-significance of man as compared to the Supreme Being. Further, it points to the fact that when he dies he converts into dust, as other 4 elements from his body escape immediately at the time of his death through his organs and during his cremation process.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      I believe so.

  5. Mr. Happy profile image83
    Mr. Happyposted 7 months ago

    We need all Five Elements to be alive: Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Spirit. Without any one of them, we cease to exist.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      How do we need fire?

    2. Mr. Happy profile image83
      Mr. Happyposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      We are constantly creating heat. The human body temperature is around 37C/98.6F. If our Fire inside of us dies, we die as well.

    3. Ericdierker profile image54
      Ericdierkerposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Yes that heat thing is strange. Try explaining 98.6 to a child. But the water is 80 and the breeze is 70 and they feel right. That concept of a cold blooded animal or a warm blooded one is tough. Perhaps temperature is a key element.

  6. Glenis Rix profile image99
    Glenis Rixposted 7 months ago

    Everything is the universe is made from the same basic elements. According to the Big Bang theory, we humans, and every other living creature and plant, originated from star dust. Ultimately, when our sun dies billions of years from now, the components that make up human cells will have been returned to the cosmos.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      why will the sun die?...

  7. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 7 months ago

    Of those two, I say man is from dust, but water is the glue binding the dust becoming clay. Perhaps, I got it wrong because our body is mostly water. Of course, that is metaphorical.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      mmmmm

  8. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 7 months ago

    My Bible says that from dust we came, and to dust we shall return.  God's word is good enough for me.  I believe water keeps us alive and when waters dries-up  we become dust again.

    1. clivewilliams profile image86
      clivewilliamsposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      okay

  9. celafoe profile image58
    celafoeposted 6 months ago

    the original man came from the dust.
    Gen 2:7   And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

    All subsequent man comes from the joining of egg and sperm in the woman and from the womb of a woman.

 
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