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Abiotic oil gains support

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tango3, May 23, 2008.

  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Wow what a week for paradigm shifts...
    Seems the abiotic oil theory is back in play with huge hydrocarbon oceans found on titan and evidence of abiotic chemistry flowing in earths deep sea vents:


    S'pose abiotic oil is possible with these findings.[gone]


    Even if this is plausible,Of course the rate it is produced may fall far short of the rate we pump its. So essentially this could change nothing. I.E. if it takes 65m years for a dinosaurs' toenail clipping to "convert into hydrocarbon molecules
    Or it takes the same 65m years for the earth to line up these molecules and force them to migrate to the crust,Same thing. Except we could leave the planet for 65 million years and come back to find a fresh load of petroleum waiting for us to tap.
  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Discovery backs theory oil not 'fossil fuel'
    New evidence supports premise that Earth produces endless supply

    Posted: February 01, 2008
    1:00 am Eastern

    By Jerome R. Corsi
    © 2008 WorldNetDaily.com

    A study published in Science Magazine today presents new evidence supporting the abiotic theory for the origin of oil, which asserts oil is a natural product the Earth generates constantly rather than a "fossil fuel" derived from decaying ancient forests and dead dinosaurs.The lead scientist on the study ? Giora Proskurowski of the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle ? says the hydrogen-rich fluids venting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lost City Hydrothermal Field were produced by the abiotic synthesis of hydrocarbons in the mantle of the earth.

    The abiotic theory of the origin of oil directly challenges the conventional scientific theory that hydrocarbons are organic in nature, created by the deterioration of biological material deposited millions of years ago in sedimentary rock and converted to hydrocarbons under intense heat and pressure.

    While organic theorists have posited that the material required to produce hydrocarbons in sedimentary rock came from dinosaurs and ancient forests, more recent argument have suggested living organisms as small as plankton may have been the origin.

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  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Still not buying a Yukon, Tahoe,or Durango...
  5. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The recent Brazilian find indicates it may take only a few tens of thousands of years for Gaia to produce the juice.
    Still not good for our ever-growing needs right NOW. But if we can expand the technology, extract it and produce the fuels - it'll help. We might not ever get totally off the Mideast Teat - but every bit helps.

    Now, this leads to the next question - If nature can produce it inorganically, can we use advanced technology to do the same!?
    The Germans in WWII produced 'synthetic oil' from non-dino sources - we should be able to expand on this.
    Heat, pressure, the right inorganic 'stuff' - we could eventually be able to tell Mohamed to go pack sand.
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