Thursday, January 19, 2006

Petroleum origin myth busted

Such scientific facts, and the general knowledge
of same, not withstanding, every textbook
published in the English language purportedly
dealing with the subject of petroleum geology,
including the ones cited above, continues to
repeat the old discredited claims that the
presence of (abiotic) porphyrins in natural
petroleum provide evidence for its origin from
biological matter.15-17 Such assertions, thirty
years after having been demonstrated
scientifically insupportable, must be
acknowledged to be intellectual fraud, pure and

Question is, is there a motive or was it just
plain stupidity.

I'll bet on the latter.

More related myth trashing to follow.