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Saturday, June 12, 2004

World Nut Daily

Dateline May 25, 2004: Laughs galore here.

Apparently an oft-quoted reference:
(Dr. J.F.Kenney) was quoted as stating that "competent physicists, chemists, chemical engineers and men knowledgeable of thermodynamics have known that natural petroleum does not evolve from biological materials since the last quarter of the 19th century."

almost as credible as:
H. Simpson: In this house, we OBEY the laws of thermodynamics!

And to put the kibosh on the lunacy:
If Dr. Gold and Dr. Kenney are correct, this "the end of the world as we know it" scenario simply won't happen. Think about it ... while not inexhaustible, deep Earth reserves of inorganic crude oil and commercially feasible extraction would provide the world with generations of low-cost fuel. Dr. Gold has been quoted saying that current worldwide reserves of crude oil could be off by a factor of over 100.
A Hedberg Conference, sponsored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, was scheduled to discuss and publicly debate this issue. Papers were solicited from interested academics and professionals. The conference was scheduled to begin June 9, 2003, but was canceled at the last minute. A new date has yet to be set.

Yea, I remember when the special conference sessions were cancelled regarding High-Tc Superconductivity, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Buckyballs, and other important scientific discoveries in the past 20 years. (sarcasm intended)


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