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Posted on 07/12/2010 9:21:28 PM PDT by USALiberty
It is a lie to say America is addicted to fossil fuels. Oil is not a fossil fuel. It is not the result of dead dinosaurs. It is created deep in the bowels of the planet. There is an abundance of oil, but with the wealth it creates there is also massive corruption in many of the nations that possess it.
We are no more addicted to oil than we are addicted to oxygen. This extraordinary mineral is a part of every aspect of our lives; used to create plastic, used in pharmaceuticals, used for the asphalt that pave our highways, and used as the fuel for our cars, trucks, and for countless other applications.
Oil is not finite as the president suggested. There is no end of oil.
There are, however, tremendous challenges and costs to find it, drill for it, transport it, and refine it. It is an industry that requires huge amounts of money to discover new reservoirs of oil and even more to acquire it. It involves tremendous risk as well. Oil companies that hit too many dry wells are no longer in business.
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Even back in biblical days oil was a miracle.
And I agree with Alan.
There is no end of it.
Huh? Explain, please?
I’m referring to your Post #2.
The old oil lamp.
I know that was animal fat, but there you are
Actually, petroleum is, indeed, a fossil fuel. It is formed by the anaerobic decomposition of former critters (mostly plants such as algae IIRC).
Also, petroleum is "finite". There may be much, much more than the lefties let on, but it's finite. Just like every physical thing on our planet, there is (at any given time) a finite amount. You may not know what it is, but it's finite.
This guy is a science writer? He doesn’t get the first thing right. We don’t rely on oxygen? Well, let me cut it off for you then for just five minutes...
Maybe so, but I can’t fathom that many dinosaurs, trees, et al, creating that much oil..even over millions of years. Easier for me to believe Ma Nature’s oven is cooking up some goo.
What do scientists know for sure? Precious little.
We have a gigantic nuclear reactor (earth’s core) making oil 24x7x365. The heat is making oil all the time.
The well in the gulf is just one well and was spewing tons of oil.
It is always being made
The one poster said it is finite but how much dirt and rock is between us and the earth core around the entire planet?
How many miles from us to the core?
A lot. And the earth core is “cooking” the rocks, dirt, etc to make oil every minute of every day.
So, so long as there is life and death on earth there will be oil
And real scientists will always say just that.
(And, I can say that, because I R 1.)
exactly. I always thought the science was weird there as well. There can’t be so many dinosaurs out there to have created so much oil. Oil is likely created from undersea plant life e.g seaweed etc imho.
Petroleum may not be either/or but both/and. There is no reason to think there is a shortage of dead dinosaurs in Earth’s history, and the present difficulty is simply locating where the graveyards were. For that matter, the dream of taking recently dead agricultural waste and turning it into oil has never been conclusively proven impractical. And if Earth also has pockets of primordial hydrocarbons, so much the better.
The kinds of fossils found in coal (vegetation) suggest that animal bodies contribute themselves best to oil formation. But that’s a heck of a lot more than just dinosaurs. That’s everything from insects to rhinos.
The author's point is that we do not treat our reliance on oxygen as an addicition. Get it?