reply to post by MagicFlight
It is totally interesting, I agree. This latest discovery is strong evidence abiotic oil, but the scientists seem to have already reached that
conclusion. This bacteria down there consumes the hydrocarbons near the mantle. Well, there is simply no way that fossil's could be the source of
those hydrocarbons because there are no fossils down there.
My personal theory is that it's bacteria along the bottom of the crust which is in contact with the mantle which creates the hydrocarbons. But it
appears the research isn't that far along yet. Of course, technically my theory is a biotic oil theory, but it's not fossil biotics. It's a natural,
on going process.
edit on 19-11-2010 by harrytuttle because: typo