Debate about the Origin of Petroleum

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by spookz, Nov 12, 2002.

  1. wellwisher Banned Banned

    It makes sense that much of the hydrocarbon material formed before there was life. Experiments by Miller and others during the 1950's to generate the precursors of life using simple molecules and electricity, not only made amino acids but also lipids which are long chain hydrocarbons. Other studies made resinous solids.

    Although the inference of hydrocarbons before life should have been common sense, I often wondered why a bias form against the obvious in favor of just life. I would guess there were politics involved and the use of mercenary science to stack the deck.
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  3. IncogNegro Banned Banned

    Eat it and find out.

    If it's always been dead to us you die. If it's been alive in say the past 3 million year guestimation... You might get sick and die if it causes organ dysfunction, but it's alive as long as it feeds the brain in some manner...
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