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Comment #430726 by outwitted by fish on November 10, 2009 at 3:39 am

Pedant point: Petroleum generation is not really relevant to evolution, and it is not entirely clear that the bulk of the reduced carbon is biological in origin. It may well be even more ancient than you think. In my opinion, "fossil fuel" is something of a misnomer (unless one is referring to the root word "_fossa_", meaning "ditch.")
It's not a misnomer at all.

Can you point me to the evidence for the bulk of oil not being biological in originĂ‚Â£ Admitedly i havent sampled many oil fields but those i've visited are always associated with biological processes.

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 11:51:00 UTC | #412448