So now where did all that carbon buried for 300+ million years come from? It came from the CO2 that the forest inhaled and then converted into the stuff of life and now energy.
There are relatively few fossils in coal. It is mostly carbon. The isotope ratios of various elements do not support the idea of coal as having originated from buried, compressed plant material.
posted on 06/23/2009 5:58:54 AM PDT
There’s no question that coal is the result of compressed plant material. I was active in the Illinois Basin and the evidence of leaves was obvious.
If you look at coal, the plants are there in your hands, right before you eyes. To state otherwise is preposterous balderdash.
posted on 06/23/2009 3:49:03 PM PDT
(K.E. N.P. +12 . The boy's war in Detriot has already cost more then the war in Iraq.)
Is there a "facepalm" with your picture on it?
posted on 06/23/2009 4:29:55 PM PDT
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