posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 03:57 PM
The lack of science knowledge in this thread is astounding. First of all, oil is stable under high temperatures and pressures, so there is no reason
why this oil would be any less good than regular oil. We are drilling in such insane places because we are running out of oil and have extracted the
easiest to get oil.
North American shale oil is a large resource, but it is sitting in a geological formation which is akin to a damp sponge: Unless you grind up all the
rock, the oil is not going to come out very fast. Grinding up all the rock to get the oil out is not viable. The situation is somewhat like the tar
sands in Canada, except with rock instead of sand, and deep underground instead of near the surface.
To suggest that everything that happens is the result of some scheme by some powerful people is naive, there are real forces affecting civilization
which have nothing to do with man or any other conscious force.