The Story of Everything: A Synopsis of The Urantia Book
Paper 58: Life Establishment on Urantia
Life Carriers experiment with life forms on every tenth inhabitable planet in an effort to improve types of living beings. Urantia is the sixty-first of these experimental worlds in Satania. Life Carriers chose a sodium chloride pattern of life for our planet. All life here evolved in a salt-solution; human blood literally submerses every cell of the body in the essential salt solution. The Life Carriers implanted life when the ocean water became sufficiently salty, a large number of protected inland seas emerged, and atmospheric conditions became advantageous.
Five hundred and fifty million years ago the Life Carriers initiated the original life patterns of Urantia by planting them simultaneously in the ancient inland seas of three locations: Eurasia/Africa, Australia, and Greenland/America. Three identical batches of life material were planted to ensure that there would be life on each of the great land masses when the continents drifted apart. Within fifty million years, marine vegetable life was well established.
Four hundred and fifty million years ago animal life developed. The transition to animal organisms took place in sheltered tropical bays and shorelines of the separating continents. This change was inherent in the original life patterns, and came about gradually. Slime molds, classified as neither plants nor animals, are a remnant of this era.
Genetic mutations are entirely natural. From era to era, radically new species can arise; new orders of life may appear suddenly. Although there are connecting links between the most simple to the most advanced life organisms, there are none between the highest prehuman animals and the earliest humans.