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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Peak Oil

The PeakOil.com website is currently very active. Aaron, who runs the thing with seemingly boundless energy (the PeakOil message board attracts a mix of people with a fair number willing to work the numbers), interviewed Prof. Richard Smalley very recently.

I suggested these questions to Aaron for Smalley:
1. Is there still hope in using the moon to collect solar power and then beam to Earth?
(this was his best hope as of last year)
2. Ask about the abiotic theories of oil generation (will likely dismiss out-of-hand)
3. How to lure more students into engineering and science? (a pet cause of his)
4. How did his commitee briefings on Capitol Hill get received?

Currently, the PeakOil server has been having some problems, so unfortunately I can't access the interview to find out if he used any of these questions.

Comparative Quotes of the Day
"Tell people something they know already and they will thank you. Tell them something new and they will hate you for it." George Monbiot

"I'm a guy; I hate asking a question that I don't know the answer to." Deputy Sec. of State Richard Armitage, 6/29/2004, Hugh Hewitt radio interview


Professor Blogger oyster said...

Armitage's quote is cute, but most successful people love asking questions.

8:33 PM  

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