posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 06:34 PM
Originally posted by djohnsto77
I think the oil deposits are mainly from the earliest single celled life that existed in the seas, or even perhaps partially created from the original
organic soup mixture that life supposedly evolved from.
Well that's what the official theories tells us so are you just agreeing with that or did you arrive at the conclusion independently? Dont take the
comment too seriously btw.
Plate tectonic movements over the hundreds of millions of years since then would certainly be capable of moving those deposits deeper into the
Well the plate tectonics theory, continental drift theory really, only came into it's own ( meaning the detractors had mostly died out) in the early
1960's 60 years after Wegener first suggested it. By that time we had used plenty of oil with no handy explanation as to why oil were distributed the
way it was observed to be ( ai totally randomly) so i do not think this will suffice as an argument now anymore than it could be used then. We really
can not explain oil distribution but since we also do not know much about ancient biological mass distribution lets just pretend it's related and
watch people try to prove us wrong, somehow..... That, i think, is the game being played.
Coal was created by organic plant material from ancient swamps, but oil was created from ancient marine life, not dinosaurs.
Is what the theory tells us. A few, of my many, objections are noted above....
Although the people making a case for abiotic genesis make some good points, it seems the isotope analysis of the carbon in petroleum pretty
much clinches that most hydrocarbons do, in fact, come from biological material.
Isoptope analysis do not prove all that much and considering the percentages involved it should not discourage you from doing your own research. Gold,
for instance, theorizes that carbon-bearing molecules diffusing through a porous mass, in any process, results in fractionation that favors the
lighter 13C isotope since petroleum shows the 13C depletion to an even greater degree than its supposed organic source matter, but in a ratio similar
to that of the lipid fractions of those organisms.
Now i was once quite fascinated with the Abiotic theory but have since come to realise that it's a comparatively small issue since we have so much
oil anyways. I have kept track of the theory as it gained momentum in the west and the disorganized mess of abookmark folder, that i put all the
information in, is by no means small.
[edit on 25-12-2005 by StellarX]