American Elephants

What if Oil is Not a Fossil Fuel? by The Elephant's Child
February 1, 2008, 5:47 pm
Filed under: News, Politics, Science/Technology | Tags: ,

We have long learned that oil is a “fossil fuel” formed over centuries and millenia from compression of the remains of organisms, the biogenic theory.  But there is a rival theory that oil and natural gas are abiogenic, “that is that they are formed from non-biological chemical processes that convert carbon from one of the Earth’s inner layers (the mantle) into longer carbon chains as these lighter carbon compounds rise toward the surface of the Earth.”

Ken Green touches on several of the implications of recent research at ‘Planet Gore’ on National Review Online.  I have a sneaking suspicion that the greens aren’t going to like this.

Absolute Savagery! by The Elephant's Child
February 1, 2008, 5:25 pm
Filed under: Foreign Policy, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Peter Wehner reminds us of the absolute savagery of our enemies at ‘Contentions‘ a blog of Commentary magazine.  Those who believe that we should sit down and talk to al Qaeda, and find ways to just get along, might do well to think about this episode, and consider their response. 

Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two mentally retarded women detonated in a coordinated attack on pet bazaars Friday, police and Iraqi officials said, killing at least 73 people in the deadliest day since the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to the capital this spring . . . Iraqi officials said the women apparently were mentally disabled and the explosives were detonated by remote control, indicating they may not having been willing attackers in what could be a new method by suspected Sunni insurgents to subvert stepped up security measures. [read more]

Pure evil!

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