posted on Dec, 9 2005 @ 07:12 AM
Huabamambo, no one here works for the oil companies, as far as I know. I used to work for a photovoltaics company as a systems engineer because I
thought -- and still think -- we need an alternative to hydrocarbons. And one of the reasons I am against petroleum as a primary energy source is
that it is a finite supply, as well as a polluting one, and one that leads to bad foreign policy.
But I am also honest enough (and so are most of my colleagues on this board) to realize that, just because you want something to be a certain
way, doesn't mean that it is that way. As Ms. Byrd pointed out, extraterrestrial methane has been a known fact for over fifty years; there is
no evidence tht methane requires petroleum, and therefore your entire argument about abiotic oil (although it can exist) is flawed, and your comment
about "Peak Oil Confirmed Hoax" is simply wrong.
Furthermore, your citation that you provided -- supposedly in defense of using hemp to create biodiesel -- does not answer the questions I brought up
about the cost-effectiveness of bio-diesel against distilled gasoline, especially about the costs of converting millions of automobiles and automobile
factories, the billions of gallons of fresh water it would take to grow all that hemp, the cost of harvesting and converting teh hemp to biodiesel,
the land that would no longer be vailable for other crops (for example, how many acres of hemp would it take to grow enough hemp to make biodiesel
to replce our existing oils supply - or even half of it? Do you know?). Instead, all the article talks about is vague generalities.
Let's be plain: You're in the big leagues here, Huabamambo. This is ATS, and we are iin the business of denying ignorance, not
You ride in off the range and come up with a scheme which -- it appears -- you haven't thought through; refuse to answer others' questions about the
details of your plan; and then get all huffy and start insulting the rest of us because we don't accept your unsubstantiated statements as Gospel.
That's not going to win your ideas -- or you -- any respect.
[edit on 9-12-2005 by Off_The_Street]