Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Fuelling the Debate

I wrote previously on the theory that oil and gas, conventionally labelled as fossil fuels, don't have their origins in plant and animal matter.
Samizdata had a post on the subject today, with the comments quickly filling up with their usual high standard of debate and information. The links posted included one to a paper for the US Geological Survey by Thomas Gold, which I've skimmed. Although my chemistry is a bit rusty, the theory seems believable. There was also an American Assoc of Petroleum Geologists magazine article.

Michael MacGuiness pointed me to, which hosts the work of J. F. Kenney, a leading modern proponent of the theory.

Perhaps Tony and Michael will have more to say.