['Some of you here believe that a global Flood did actually happen and that most modern geologic theories are wrong. So. I wonder. How is it that all (and I mean all) oil companies use geologists who accept and use current geologic theories about oil placement in the ground, how it was formed, where it might be located etc etc? Obviously, if the Earth isn't 4.55 billion years old and a global Flood created all the oil in the world in one fell swoop, then geologists wouldn't be having such success using 'false' theories...right?']
Where does oil come from if the Earth ISN’T billions of years old? Weeeellll, from the same source that y’all think it does…but then again, maybe not. Just because the thinking is flawed, doesn't negate the fact that the oil is indeed there.
You see, peat does NOT take 100s of thousands of years to form…the Mount St. Helen’s eruption showed us that. Peat (the base from which coal and oil form) forms in less than 10 years, therefore the time needed to develop coal, oil and natural gas does NOT take MILLIONS of years, but likely thousands.
But, yes the ever-infamous "but", fact is methane is not only the most abundant compound on Earth, but throughout the universe. It is then plausible that the intense heat and pressure close to the mantle of the Earth (where methane is quite abundant) is where the oil is formed and is "pushed" up to the surface as a result of its formation. This could also explain why our oil reserves haven’t "dried up" as was the dire warnings of 30 years ago.
Timberwolf, Free Conservatives 15 Comments
[5/19/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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