Friday Face-Off: What’s Under The Earth?

Published: May 21, 2021

Something many have pondered, throughout the course of history, is what could possibly be below the surface of the Earth? If you dig deep enough, deeper than anyone’s ever dug before, what would you find? Science says magma, but some would argue that perhaps a whole other civilization that we have never made contact with could be thriving down there. Which begs the question: if, hypothetically, you were to dig deep into the Earth’s core what would you find?


Science states that at the center of the Earth lies a fiery core of magma. Who are we to argue with science? Just because something seems cool, it doesn’t make it true (although I don’t see what’s uncool about a big ball of lava).

There is no way any vaguely humanoid organism—especially a gremlin—could live under lava. Those temperatures are just too extreme, and could not sustain life unless it was specifically evolved to withstand extreme temperatures. Furthermore, why would they even want to live in such extreme conditions? It would make life very difficult to enjoy. For example, it would be impossible for them to have swimming pools, because any water would just evaporate due to the extreme temperatures. Why live if you can’t have pool parties?

Lastly, if there was a species living in the center of the Earth, would it be ethical to make contact with them? Mankind has a long, dark history of colonization and oppressing people native to the places they conquered. Personally, I would rather fall in lava than put a whole civilization at risk of being conquered and having their culture suppressed.

“You would dig into lava, because at the core there is molten lava,” said senior Rumesa Qalbani.

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If you were to dig a nice, big hole in the Earth and were to look down, you would most definitely find some Gremlins or something like them. Even though there’s no scientific evidence proving this it is still a theory we should talk about. Who cares about realistic thought when you could find something way cooler in the Earth. If anything were to live under the ground it would be a Gremlin, don’t you agree? 

Now you might say: what about the lava we have found under the earth? I would answer that the gremlins live in the lava or they live under it. Who knows, maybe these gremlins are heat resistant and are able to live in the conditions under the Earth. They could have whole civilizations under our planet. Whenever this species makes a ruckus or has a storm that is what causes earthquakes. They could have a whole entire civilization and we would probably never know!

If there was a whole civilization under Earth then  maybe one day we will visit it. People go to other planets to find aliens and other life, maybe it’s been under us the whole time. If there really was a whole civilization of Gremlins living under the Earth I personally think that would be great. 

“Well you see lava is hot so if you’re digging down and fall into some lava, ouch,” said junior Mary Lauritzen, “But if you fall into gremlins at least you’ll  have some cushion. And hey, maybe they’ll take you in.”

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