Category Archives: Fossil Fuels

Flipping Geology: Exothermic Processes

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Earth Scientists have more than a few problems Settling the Science that’s embedded in their medieval mysticism. On the one hand: The Geothermal Gradient defined by the Earth Scientists has recently acquired an additional 5 °C per kilometre. In deep … Continue reading

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Dating the Dark Earth: The Cheapside Valentinian

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The countryside around Pitstone [Buckinghamshire] is generally described as “chalk grassland”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitstone Pitstone Hill is a 22.9 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Importance east of Pitstone in Buckinghamshire… The site is chalk grassland on a steeply sloping hill, with … Continue reading

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The Arabian Horizon – The Liwa Impact

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One of the more striking artefacts in the Gazetteer from Ptolemy’s Geographia is the curious semicircle of locations in the centre of the Arabian Peninsula. In effect, Ptolemy developed the first Geographical Information System. Much more significantly, it makes GIS … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Louis Hissink

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Historical revisionism has identified a chronological and archaeological problem of post-Roman times where according, to some, 700 years of stratigraphic evidence is missing from the archaeological strata (Heinsohn various articles etc). Others propose an outright falsification of history (Heribert Illig), … Continue reading

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Murry Salby: Control of Atmospheric CO2

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Murry Salby is an atmospheric scientist who does not support CO2 Settled Science. Murry Lewis Salby is an atmospheric scientist who focused on upper atmospheric wave propagation for most of his early career, and who more recently has argued against … Continue reading

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Carbon 14: The Baikal Excursions

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Radiocarbon dating usually provides Settled Science with reassuringly robust results. However, there are exceptions to every rule and Settled Science finds the deep waters of Lake Baikal [in southern Siberia] particularly unsettling. At 636 km (395 mi) long and 79 … Continue reading

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Crinkle Cut Chips

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On the 5th August 1966 The Beatles release their Revolver album in the United Kingdom and in the following month the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology published the Structure, Seismic Data, And Orogenic Evolution of Southern Canadian Rocky Mountains paper … Continue reading

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The English Inkblot Test

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Students of the English Skool of Etch A Sketch Geology are taught about Anticlines. In structural geology, an anticline is a type of fold that is an arch-like shape and has its oldest beds at its core. A typical anticline … Continue reading

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The CO2 Science of Aerated Bread

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Are you exhausted after a long, arduous, all expenses paid [and frivolous] trip to Paris? Then get yourself a coffee, grab a croissant, sit down and read all about aerated bread. In 1862 Dr. John Dauglish founded The Aerated Bread … Continue reading

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World Bank Drops A Word

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The World Bank is getting a little forgetful. This is only to be expected when an organisation is in its dotage. The World Bank was created at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, along with three other institutions, including the International … Continue reading

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Peak Oil Revisited

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Back in May 2011 Roger Tallbloke was buzzing about “a nuclear reaction which leaves no waste”. The nuclear world is all abuzz over this invention. A nuclear reaction which leaves no waste. It uses a catalyst (possibly aluminium) and a … Continue reading

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Kudryavtsev’s Rule

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Nikolai Alexandrovich Kudryavtsev [1893 – 1971] was a Russian petroleum geologist who is considered the founding father of the modern abiogenic theory for petroleum. Nikolai Kudryavtsev was also a prominent and forceful advocate of the abiogenic theory. He argued that … Continue reading

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The Great Game

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The Great Game was invented by the British. “The Great Game” was a term for the strategic rivalry and conflict between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for supremacy in Central Asia. The classic Great Game period is generally … Continue reading

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The Hubbert Inheritance

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The Settled Science of geology incorporates the quaint notion that the Earth’s petroleum deposits were formed via the “anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms”. Western mainstream petroleum geologists accordingly classify petroleum as a “fossil fuel” [aka decomposed dinosaur detritus] because … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 3 – Earth Science

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Diving into the murky waters of the Earth Sciences usually provides me with some entertainment [and a few laughs] during my researches. Researching methane has been no different. There are some wonderful nuggets of information buried in a mountain of … Continue reading

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The Delicious Irony

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Mainstream science is full of scare stories about Catastrophic Anthropomorphic Global Warming [CAGW] and Climate Change. Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation. Since … Continue reading

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Methane Myopia: 2 – Energy Science

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The science of methane is very political because there are large reserves of natural gas [which are being actively harvested] and massive reserves of gas hydrates [which are not being harvested] which could transform the world economy. Natural gas is … Continue reading

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