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We all grew up believing that oil is a fossil fuel, and just about every day this ‘fact’ is mentioned in newspapers and on TV. However, let us not forget what Lenin said – “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” It was in 1757 that the great Russian scholar Mikhailo V. Lomonosov enunciated the hypothesis that oil might originate from biological detritus. The scientists who first rejected Lomonsov’s hypothesis, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, were the famous German naturalist and geologist Alexander von Humboldt and the French chemist and thermodynamicist Louis Joseph Gay-Lussac, who together enunciated the proposition that oil is a primordial material erupted from great depth, and is unconnected with any biological matter near the surface of the Earth.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
I was just reading a highly informational thread about the layers of the earth www.abovetopsecret.com...
And It got me thinking..
BP's Gulf Well "Deep Horizon" drilled for oil at 13,000 feet. The deepest well in the World is 35,000 feet.. That's 6.6 MILES deep..
If oil is what they claim it is, the remains of forest, jungles, animal bodies etc that decomposed at high pressures and heat .............................. how does it explain oil at such amazing depths?
Lets use logic:
Let's assume there is a jungle, lots of big ol' dinosaurs. Suddenly they all die at one time, uh, lets say a volcano erupts and burries it all. Let's assume it decomposes at high pressure and carbon is left behind (oil) ... it would then have to seep through bedrock to those amazing depths of 35,000 feet (or even the 13,000 foot well)
The wells drill to the top point of the well, and use pressure to force the oil up through pipes. This means the wells themselves are much, much deeper and wider.
The oil forms an actual cavern in the land. When oil is drilled on shore (say, Texas) oil companies pump water into the well as oil is pumped out. So that vast hollow caverns are not created to destablize the crust.
If something at the Earths surface dies, decays, becomes oil and filters down 13k feet plus, it would require a MASSIVE amount of organic organism to create such a vast well so far down..
It's complicated in the Gulf further .. the Gulf is an ocean, and the last time there was land there was millions of years ago .. and that land was blasted all over the planet when a meteor struck the Yucatan and created the Gulf..
Whats more.. shallow wells such as those in the Southern US show no signs fossils.. only in tarpits are fossils found because animals walked in and died .. but not in wells? Further more, in areas of Texas where oil is found, looking at rock layers there is no evidence to suggest vast lush jungle or animals in mass abundance ever roamed there..... yet vast oil reserves are to be found?
We know that oil is a Hydro-Carbon. The theory behind this? It's assumed, or theorized, or perhaps only Hypothesized, that only through the decay of organisms can Carbon and Hydrogen be found in massive abundance... keeping in mind that HYDROGEN is the most common element in the UNIVERSE. Carbon is the 6th most common element. Scientist have found planets and moons and stars with vast amount of both elements. in fact there is so much Carbon on Neptune it's speculated there is enough pressure that diamonds are formed in the atmosphere..
So is it unlikely that oil is actually a common, natural chemical creation related to the abundance of both elements natural in the universe?
Personally this idea of OIL being "Organic" makes absolutely no sense to me.. And if oil is as easy as combining Carbon and Hydrogen under heat/pressure........ why can't it be made in a lab? We can make diamonds in the lab, by compressing pure carbon at extreme temps .. perhaps it's not economical, it's "easier" to gather it from the crust..
Well then, if oil is a "primordial material erupted from great depth", then perhaps we shouldn't be mining it at all.
It could interfere with the internal aspects of our planet. (Not that we seem to care what we interfere with).
I wish you would come back and comment more about this, theability.