Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
UM-Bot

Abiotic

3 posts in this topic

William B Stoecker: Some scientists have a very unscientific habit of proposing theories (or, sometimes, just wild guesses) and then treating them as established facts. For example, we are told that Earth’s magnetic field is produced by currents in the core, but there is absolutely no proof of this, and there are serious objections to the idea. Yet most geophysicists and astronomers and the editors of popular science magazines treat this as if it had been proven true. Another example is the claim that petroleum and natural gas are fossil fuels, produced by the decay of organic sediments composed of microscopic marine organisms. Supposedly their decay produces a tar like substance called kerogen, which is largely composed of very heavy hydrocarbons. As layers of sediment pile on top of these supposed kerogen deposits, they are eventually buried so deep that the Earth’s internal heat and pressure convert the kerogen to lighter hydrocarbons, including methane (CH4, the main component of natural gas). And there is no doubt that kerogen, found in oil shales and tar sands, can be converted by heat into oil and gas.

arrow3.gifView: Full Article

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe that oil is abiotic. My grandfather believed it too. He worked for Gulf Oil for 50 years and several of the exc.s believed this. The theory was that the Gulf of Mexico was one of the "seep spots". The other theory was that oil was bacterial in origin.

Lapiche

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You mean to tell me that Science is fallible? And you are also saying that many scientists try to pass theory off as fact? Why, I don't believe it! How could this be? Gee, then that means.....

In case this is whooshing past some of you, I am utilizing sarcasm here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.