Oil: The Other Blood

Discovery backs theory oil not ‘fossil fuel’
New evidence supports premise that Earth produces endless supply

A study published in Science Magazine today presents new evidence supporting the abiotic theory for the origin of oil, which asserts oil is a natural product the Earth generates constantly rather than a “fossil fuel” derived from decaying ancient forests and dead dinosaurs.

The lead scientist on the study – Giora Proskurowski of the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington in Seattle – says the hydrogen-rich fluids venting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the Lost City Hydrothermal Field were produced by the abiotic synthesis of hydrocarbons in the mantle of the earth.

The abiotic theory of the origin of oil directly challenges the conventional scientific theory that hydrocarbons are organic in nature, created by the deterioration of biological material deposited millions of years ago in sedimentary rock and converted to hydrocarbons under intense heat and pressure.

Don’t get all excited. This is WorldNetDaily — the online equivalent of cable TV’s Fox News.

They don’t bother to give a link. I had to do some digging and found it. That’s a free abstract. It’s complex enough as it is. The entire article, which I’m sure amps up the complexity, is only for paid subscribers.

This is the first time I’ve heard of this theory.

A few years ago, I was talking to someone and musing about how everything on earth has a purpose. I had been wondering about the purpose of oil and was thinking that it’s the blood of the earth.

Imagine my shock when reading Rigged to learn that the Arabs call oil “the black blood of Allah!”

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