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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    It's not about when will it run out. I have no doubt that if left unchecked...humans will consume everything they come across. However, where does oil come from? What makes it? Is it a finite resource or is it renewable? We don;t have complete answers to any of those questions.

    Personally, I beleive we are impacting our environment, but to what extent is debatable. Polution certainly has an impact, but again, to what extent is debatable. I don't like polution or excess consumption but that doesn't mean I'm:

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    If nature is making any more oil, it will be millions of years in the making, just like the oil we have now.

    Humans are learning to make oil, which is the best shot we have of solving the energy problem in the long term.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If nature is making any more oil, it will be millions of years in the making, just like the oil we have now.
    How do you know it takes millions of years? Couldn't it just have been on ongoing process over millions of years? A process that is still going on? Do you think the earth decided at some point that it had made enough and is waiting for us to deplete it before it starts making more?

    Humans are learning to make oil, which is the best shot we have of solving the energy problem in the long term.
    Yes, and it's made from waste products. Win-win.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How do you know it takes millions of years? Couldn't it just have been on ongoing process over millions of years? A process that is still going on? Do you think the earth decided at some point that it had made enough and is waiting for us to deplete it before it starts making more?
    it probably is making more, just not as much as during the Carboniferous Age when there was a lot more decaying plant material. It just takes quite a long time do do, that's all.

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    Yes, and it's made from waste products. Win-win.
    yes, and algae as well. It is a win win, and is the best shot we have at a long term solution, short of discovering practical cold fusion or something like that.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How do you know it takes millions of years? Couldn't it just have been on ongoing process over millions of years? A process that is still going on? Do you think the earth decided at some point that it had made enough and is waiting for us to deplete it before it starts making more?



    Yes, and it's made from waste products. Win-win.
    actually, I read somewhere not too long ago that many of the oil fields that had been pumped dry a decade or so ago already had more oil in them. IF that is true, then it would seem that more oil has seeped into the wells from the surrounding area (oil field was more extensive than believed) or that it doesn't take millions of years for oil to form.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    actually, I read somewhere not too long ago that many of the oil fields that had been pumped dry a decade or so ago already had more oil in them. IF that is true, then it would seem that more oil has seeped into the wells from the surrounding area (oil field was more extensive than believed) or that it doesn't take millions of years for oil to form.

    And as little as 5 years ago, the 'Peak Oil' disciples were mocking the Russians who started noticing that their oil fields were regenerating....


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]


    Question: How was crude oil formed?



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    The crude oil we use today was formed millions of years ago but crude oil is still being formed today.

    More crude oil is formed every time an animal or plant in the sea dies and is squashed by layers of other dead marine life (that turns into rock)over the top. This takes a long time.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post

    Is it possible that scientists and geologists that have the current theory of oil formation, could find some new evidence, that would lead to the old theory being inaccurate?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    When did this thread go to oil idiocy?
    When Cat tried to turn the whole thing into a "We don't fight for oil" argument.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is it possible that scientists and geologists that have the current theory of oil formation, could find some new evidence, that would lead to the old theory being inaccurate?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Only through new evidence. Not through wishful thinking.
    Ok, that's true, but wouldn't it also be true that if there is starting to be new evidence, that this wouldn't be published, or known by us until it is long down the path to broad based acceptance? In that case there could be evidence of that now, but it would take time to overturn conventional thinking on the matter....

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