The Geological Strata Mystery: “Where Did All That Rock Come From?”

by Lu Paradise • April 26, 2010 • 20 Comments  •  4,333 views


Global 2 KM deep rock strata! An unexplained enigma!

When I looked at this picture above, at the multiple rock strata of the 2 km deep gouge into the Colorado plateau of the Grand Canyon, something suddenly struck me. I began to wonder how all these thick layers of rock were ever laid? At first I only wondered, “How did the geological strata come into existence?” But when it suddenly dawned on me that these strata are not just down in the Grand Canyon, but that there are mile-deep strata existent below our feet worldwide under every continent, I had an epiphany! Where on earth did all that mile (1.6 Km) deep rock come from? Where did it originate? Did it fall from space? From other planets? Was it dug from the holes the oceans are in? Or what?! It must have come from somewhere! But from where?”

[This post is now enhanced by new geological research: Most Unknown Revolutionary Geological Research Paper EVER, Ignored by Academe! ]

GRANDVIEWREVBWhen ‘Startpage-ing’ this enigma, I found very few scientists asking this question, even creationists! Darwinists just skirt around this X-factor by majoring on mere mechanisms of erosion & sedimentation, but no one provided any plausible answer to this gaping hole. Either geologists hardly ever think much about this “minor detail” — ‘the missing rock!’ — or they studiously try to ignore this enormous ‘elephant in the room‘! Let me explain.

The Postulate Uniformitarianism Set as Playing-Field

I discovered though that the basic postulate [foregone conclusion or basic ground-rule laid down in advance] of Darwinism, is its concept of ‘uniformitarianism’. This theory holds that the way everything is occurring today is the way it has always occurred on our planet, which has strong bearing on the rock strata! As one website stated:

Grand_CanyonSince no more than an inch of sediment is presently being laid down each year in most non-alluvial areas, therefore no more than this amount could have been deposited yearly in those places in the past.”  And… “Since there are thick sections of rock containing fossils, therefore those rocks and their contents must have required millions of years to be laid down.” [1]



That was the only origin I could find. The opposing –of course anathema– viewpoint and postulate is labeled “catastrophism“, which holds there has been a huge catastrophe in the past —a global flood— which, within one year, laid down all worldwide sedimentary rock strata, while at the same time entombing flora & fauna within them, which under immediate pressure became instant fossils.

Darwinism –fundamentally an anti-Flood thesis — by its very nature of course rejects catastrophism off hand! Nevertheless, because uniformitarianism by its very definition, could never explain the instant simultaneous death of the dinosaurs, they were forced to come up with an alternative solution, a compromise for that massive extinction without getting too catastrophic, as that would also open the door for the undesired worldwide Deluge! That wouldn’t do, of course. [photo: Dino footprint tracks fleeing the flood?]




A ‘small’ exception to their own rule

The observed mass extinction of dinosaurs (actually of all animals and humans!) has no explanation through uniformitarianism (what a word!), so they had to make a “small” dispensation of grace, just a tiny exception to their postulated theory, that, yes, there was just ONE small, little catastrophe that selectively only wiped out the dinosaurs! Not man, obviously!

Otherwise, the dinosaurs were wiped out by this other much more fitting catastrophe, the one they don’t like (for some reason), that global Deluge documented in over 500 universal “man & family survived on a boat with animals” flood accounts from every tribe and ethnic group under the sun, carved in four Sumerian & Babylonian tablets, penned in ancient Hindu, Mayan, Chinese writings, and inked in Qur’an and Bible, all of which they naturally denounce as “myths!” Why? “Because they are not scientific!” (Hello?)

impactTheirlittle” catastrophe — with no equivocal “myths”, legends, historic documentary evidence to support it whatsoever– in their minds doesn’t seem contradictory to their postulated paradigm! “Ah, It was just one little uniformitarian asteroid hitting earth, merely big enough to selectively wipe out all the dinosaurs worldwide, (before Man had even evolved!) merely leaving a tiny iridium ring in the Caribbean.” Peanuts!

Apart from their “one little asteroid” they proffer no other major catastrophes, like “millions of exploding volcanoes” or something, to account for the depositing of all those mile-deep trillions of tons of globally deposited rocks! — Friggin Incredible!
Yes, there were some “alluvial river and sea deposits“, plus the “inch of non-alluvial deposits each year“, but hey, one yearly inch can get pretty high when we postulate billions of years as well! Voila! That’s how it surely happened.

But where DID all these layers come from?

cliff6aBut this doesn’t explain and I still like to know, “where did all that material in these kilometers high huge global layers of rock strata, come from?” Space?

If it came from space, there must have been waves of millions of asteroids, many more than that Caribbean one. But that wouldn’t jive with uniformitarianism, so erase erase!

Maybe it wasn’t even an inch deposit per year–as some figured–maybe it was only 10 MM per year! But “time… is on our side“, because… the Earth is postulated by them to have come into existence approximately 4,6 billion or 4,600 million years ago, as those very layers whisper to them, having all the evolved fossils in them, without any missing links though!

But that just confirms to them how long it has actually been, because the missing links were all in the earliest strata which don’t exist anymore, just as “we don’t come from monkeys, as both monkeys and we come from primates long ago” which are also missing. I think that’s how the narrative runs. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Like Lucy! Lucy is really an exception, but then they only found some of her bones scattered over a square kilometer or so. An exception, because she is supposedly kind of close to the primates, which are the missing links! So, we shouldn’t complain that we found only a few bones of Lucy, as she is actually also “missing” and “postulated” as such, and we should actually be really happy that we at least have something of her at all.
Latest news though is as follows:

“We are dealing with the oldest respectable hominid fossil ever found up to that time. The fossil represents a part of the anatomy where it is relatively easy to discriminate between humans and the other primates, both living and fossil. The appropriate diagnostic tools have been used to evaluate the fossil. The results show unequivocally…that the fossil is indistinguishable from modern humans, not just fossil humans. Yet in their original report Patterson and Howells go against their own empirical evidence and suggest that the fossil represents Australopithecus africanus.” – From Lubenow’s Bones of Contention:

Therefore, those who have analysed the data have concluded that the Lucy fossils are in fact human and not merely humanoid. There goes another postulate.

Colorado_River_from_Desert_View-geologic_columnAnd so it came to pass that I understood that Darwinian (or rather Lyellian) geologists believe that the mile deep geological strata were gradually deposited over billions of years, at a rate of an inch or some millimeters per year, as uniformitarians explain:

“Since no more than an inch or so of sediment is presently being laid down each year, in most non-alluvial areas, therefore no more than this amount could have been deposited yearly in those places in the past.”

empiricalscienceBy the way, from which and whose peer-reviewed, observed, and falsified, research, á la good-old Popper, did these Darwinians derive this “yearly inch“, et al? 

“No more than a non-alluvial inch per year?”

But lets just assume that this “yearly global inch” is true, the question still remains, “Where did that world-wide inch of soil come from? If that’s really the case, how did that materialise? One inch per year laid down without floods..globally? Or even, as most of them believe, with and by water-laid sedimentation? From where, pray tell?

For do you realise how much ONE inch per year amounts to globally? Earth’s 149 million km2 land-surface times one inch makes for  3,784,600,000,000 m3 which equals 3,784,600,000 cubic kilometers! That is three trillion, 784 million, 600 hundred thousand cubic kilometers every year! That is a lot of soil! That sure would make headline news!


digdirtI personally didn’t see our local park develop an inch of dirt elevation last year, let alone all of Taipei, nor one foot in 12 years,  except some parts where workmen deposited some dirt, but it had no fossils in it and they dug that dirt from some other hole. I mean, we’re talking trillions of tons of sediments here! Even if it did take a lo-o-ong time, where did all that sand, pebbles, rocks, boulders, mixed inside those rock strata originate from, if deposited inch by yearly inch?

CoalSeamAnother related question is: If it came from an inch per year, how come the strata consist of all different kinds of rock? Did it rain granite for 120 years, then 95 inches or years of sandstone, and then did it rain 80 inches of vegetation for 80 years to create a coal layer?

Besides, it would have to be 10 x 80= 800 inches, or 800 years!, as the original plant matter gets compacted to a tenth of its original size into coal! So how on earth did that 20 meter vegetation mat get to be fossilised before it decomposed into compost slime, those first 799 years without the required pressure of the missing rock layer on top? How does that make any sense?

What caused this weird stratification of all these different types of rock? Climate change? Wow! That would have asked for some radical climate-change indeed! Those coal-seams were definitely carbon-driven, but “no footprints!” Not too sure if it was “anthropogenic.”  🙂

Plus–and this is a much tougher question–where did all the fossils inside those yearly inch-by-inch layers come from? How could plants, fish, worms, and trilobites, ever have been preserved under the mere pressure of just one yearly inch of dirt, if it took so long? They would have decayed into slime or dust long before there was enough inches of dirt and pressure to actually fossilise them! A fish fossilised by a landslide! Yes!I could believe that.

Those are all quite devastating notions, if you ask me! But sad-to-say most people don’t ask questions! They just swallow all the propaganda, hook line and sinker. Even most “intellectuals!”

A geologist friend recently intimated the following to me, discussing this theme:

“Honestly, modern geologists mostly don’t care. They have work to do, money to make, and theory doesn’t change the fact that they have a family to feed. The people that make a difference are those in the high intellectual circles. Many geologists that I know can be moved to agree with a young earth but they have no power to change anything!”

The Grand Canyon reveals layer upon layer of rock to a depth of 6,000 feet. (2 KM) So that would make 6000 x 12 inches = 72,000 inches divided by 1 or 2, accounts for at least 72.000 to 36.000 years, to form the height of the Grand Canyon.

Question remains; Where did a one inch deposit come from in such relatively short time, plus all fossils inside, especially if considered non-alluvial!? Those 36-72.000 years must have been quite catastrophic, yet that is not allowed. And what happened during the other millions/billions of years. Did it stop raining dirt?


Rock From Space, Volcanoes, Asteroids?

Do they figure that all those trillions cubic kilometers rock rained from erupting volcanoes or space dust or something? They did state, that “space dust” adds very little to the level of the earth’s present layer, so I guess they mainly count on volcanoes spewing dirt and spreading it equally high worldwide! Because when you look at the Grand Canyon layers… or strata anywhere, they all look pretty equal to me, pretty evenly thick. So how did all those billions of tons of dirt get deposited so equally and did it actually come from volcanoes in their minds!?

Just in these last 2000 years Naples’ volcano Vesuvius produced perhaps only 10-20 meters dirt directly around Vesuvius, like Pompeii. But the rest of the Napoli area hardly rose any at all. Same story in 1890 when Krakatoa island blew sky high in Indonesia!

Only places like Hawaii, Iceland and other highly active volcanic areas, provide enough lava for surrounding areas to rise substantially, but also not wider than the volcanic islands themselves. And these deposits are always mostly ash & pumice from lava-streams, and they are burning hot, so forget any animal fossils!

It still leaves that nagging yet very important question: “Where did the worldwide giga tons of fossil-containing rock come from, if not from volcanic eruptions?” And in all such different constitutions as well: limestone, sandstone, granite, etc. How did it ever rain granite?


As fossils are found in almost all strata, obviously these must have been deposited by some other kind of depositing medium than volcanic eruptions, because the kind of volcanic eruptions that could perhaps produce equal level global deposits of dirt, must have been super-catastrophic global events, the kind that would have blocked out the sun and prevented life from continuing on Earth, far more devastating than their postulated comet-strike that “wiped out most of the dinosaurs”, which deposited “only a thin layer of iridium” and some other stuff in the Caribbean. So back to square one! Where DID the fossil-laden rock come from?

The fossil record purportedly contains a record of all the billions of years of life on earth. If it takes “100 million years” for an invertebrate to evolve through transitional forms into a fish, the fossil strata should show vast numbers of the in-between forms. But they never do! Scientists discuss these facts among themselves; they have a responsibility to tell them to the public, and where the dirt came from.

I’ll put it to you. IF… there had been no Bible and no resulting religion of Love cramping humanity’s selfish style, scientists would have had no problem whatsoever with a universal catastrophic flood theory! I’ll tell you, they would have come up with it themselves, because the facts on the ground fit that scenario as-a-glove, far better than the “inch-of-space-dust over millions of years” fallacy!


Oh, I realise that the Geologists (elite geological theorists) mainly count on water-laid sediments to have formed the strata, but that still does not answer the question, because of the sheer volume of rock strata! They bank on small local floodings and rivers eroding the mountains, as illustrated in their neat little animated gif here, but that could never do the trick nor account for the trillions of cubic miles of rock below our feet. We’re talking a mile thick shell below our feet that used to be above ground level! For that migration of stuff, nature needs a huge kinetic machine or mechanism to cause such horizontally even layers as observed! Forget local floods!

The ‘Embarrassing’ Founder of Geology

Nicholas-StenoThe father of modern geology was in fact a Bible- and Flood-believing Christian; Nicolaus Steno (1631–1686). Evolutionist geologists only care to mention that he is the Father of Geology, but don’t harp on what he believed of course! Steno’s geologic history of Tuscany—considered the first geologic history ever developed, described the process of strata forming in Tuscany Italy as follows:

Qumran-and-Dead-Sea-from-west-db6601080607“And the form of these strata bears witness to the presence of a fluid, while the substance bears witness to the absence of heterogeneous bodies. But the similarity of matter and form in the strata of mountains which are different and distant from each other, proves that the fluid was universal.

“During Creation Week the strata were deposited horizontally. Huge cavities were eaten out as the water receded, which collapsed the strata and formed valleys and mountains. Noah’s Flood deposited new strata which were also undermined as the water receded, to collapse and form the present landscape.”

deluge2I think the Father of (true) Geology had the right idea where the giga-tons of rock came from, and where the huge holes and disruptions in these same geological strata, like the 2 KM deep gouge of the Grand Canyon HOLE in the flat earth of Nevada and Colorado, and like all the break-offs in all the worldwide plateaus that suddenly stop high in mid air, originated.

assuageI postulate based on the evidence that there was a catastrophic global flood once upon a recent time, and that that’s where all the giga-tons of sediment deposits worldwide came from. From a devastating global deluge! If you dare to think for yourself, what do you think?

“Leftovers from a crash with the moon that gouged out the Pacific ocean!” Oh really? that sounds more far out then a global Flood!

Do you now begin to understand why mainstream geologists evade this subject, this nagging question? Because trying to answer it would lead to such a massive construct, fabrication, or fake theory, that the make-believe of it would stick out like a sore stinking thumb! It would cause many more people to lose even more faith in the long crumbling Darwinian paradigm.

And that, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the powers-that-be will not stand for! They will not allow their prized historical mass-media victory over, and proud conquest of billions of human minds to fail! That’s why they keep on drilling this meme hammering it in with every damn “nature & science” documentary, and why they stuff it down our throats on the front pages of their hundreds of thousands of global glossy multi-lingual magazines!


[1] Evolution Encyclopedia Vol. 2 Chapter 17 FOSSILS AND STRATA Part 1

These videos below are the result of the most revolutionary geology paper EVER published by Dr. G. Berthault, based on actual hydrolic experiments of the University of Colorado, yet fully ignored by Geologic Academia. I wonder why! Or perhaps not. As one geologist recently told me:

A Strange Anomaly

This here artifact in East Turkey happens to be the exact same length as Noah’s ark description in the Book of Genesis, and it is situated in the mountains of Ararat, the exact same place where it landed according to Moses, the Quran, Josephus, and other Middle Eastern historians like Berosus.

If these are not the remains of Noah’s boat, there must have been some other guy who built another same-size old boat that got petrified in the mountains of Ararat! We wish you great success in doing your own research in your life-quest for truth, while the internet is still free and fair. But don’t hold your breath too long. They are working on stifling all dissent, and seeing most people are born media-followers, it won’t be long! Farewell! — Lu.





  1. DAR76Mar 26, 2010 @ 04:27:06

    Wind blows dirt around and erosion builds layers of dirt on top of the fossil.

  2. Daniel BMar 26, 2010 @ 04:37:12


  3. ashhel55Mar 26, 2010 @ 05:16:58

    the dirt is blown around from all over the world. There is dirt in the air we breathe, but not enough to hurt us. This dirt eventually (even though it takes millions of years) covers up the fossils. Another way that fossils get, well, fossilized is that the fossils are blown into the ocean and sink to the ocean floor, this is why they are not always together. They get covered with sediment and the sediment hardens. Then dirt displaced by the current of the ocean covers the hardened sediment. And when a new fossil comes, it will be on top of the older one.

  4. andyg77Mar 26, 2010 @ 06:06:11

    I found this 4 u

    How much space dust falls to Earth each year?

    Estimates vary, but the USGS says at least 1,000 million grams, or roughly 1,000 tons of material enters the atmosphere every year and makes its way to Earths surface. One group of scientists claims microbes rain down from space, too, and that extraterrestrial organisms are responsible for flu epidemics. There’s been no proof of this, and I’m not holding my breath.

    7. How far does regular dust blow in the wind?

    A 1999 study showed that African dust finds its way to Florida and can help push parts of the state over the prescribed air quality limit for particulate matter set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The dust is kicked up by high winds in North Africa and carried as high as 20,000 feet (6,100 meters), where it’s caught up in the trade winds and carried across the sea. Dust from China makes its way to North America, too.


Power Point Paradise says:

I know that dirt blows around, and gathers more and better in valleys than on hilltops. Here in Taiwan we get dust storm dust films from the Gobi desert, but it doesn’t  fossilise anything. Also in archeology artifacts are discovered in graves, and under ruins. Deeper layers under present layers, as foundations of houses sink in the ground, and the ruins get built over and upon. Also things get buried under rotten plants, humus, composting organic material, BUT it doesn’t lead to fossilisation. Under such dirt it will rot with the compost or under the sand of the Sahara desert it will dry up and fall apart into its components.

And so….? It doesn’t explain where all the fat thick strata with fossils in it, as in the top picture, came from. Did the fossils blow in with the wind as well? Or did the fossils also fall down with the space dust from space? How much space-dust and fossils fell down last year in YOUR neighbourhood or frontyard?

Here is a link to an official university’s physics undergraduate’s answer to the question. He also sees dirt coming from space, rivers, the wind, yet it doesn’t explain how the uniform thick fat strata worldwide of 2 to 10 KM deep were formed fast enough to cause fossilisation instead of decay! Can you imagine a dead fish being covered with some river (alluvial) deposits and then turn into a fossil under it, instead of a decomposing fish? Or a mammoth covered with a meter (lets be liberal) of volcano deposit and turn into a fossil? Or even a beaver? It doesn’t hold water!



Fossils are extremely important to evolutionary heory, for they provide our only record of plants and animals in ancient times. The fossil record is of the highest importance as a proof for evolution. In these fossils, scientists should be able to find all the evidence needed to prove that one species has evolved out of another.
“study of living animals and plants may give very convincing circumstantial evidence, fossils
provide the only historical documentary evidence that life has evolved from simpler to more complex forms.”—*Carl O. Dunbar, Historical Geology (1949), p. 52.
“Fortunately there is a science which is able to observe the progress of evolution through the history of our earth. Geology traces the rocky strata of our earth, deposited one upon another in the past geological epochs through hundreds of millions of years, and finds out their order and timing and reveals organisms which lived in all these periods. Paleontology, which studies the fossil remains, is thus enabled to present organic evolution as a visible fact.”—*Richard B. Goldschmidt, “An Introduction to a Popularized Symposium on Evolution,” in Scientific Monthly, Vol. 77, October 1953, p. 184.

—(*#3/25 The Experts Speak*) The study of fossils and mutations ranks as the two key evidences of evolution: The fossil evidence proves or disproves whether evolution has occurred in the past; mutational facts prove or disprove whether it can occur at all.
This is probably why, of all scientists, paleontologists and geneticists are the most likely to publicly repudiate evolutionary theory in disgust (*A.H. Clark, *Richard Goldschmidt, *Steven Gould, *Steven Stanley, *Colin Patterson, etc.). They have spent their lives fruitlessly working, hands on, with one of the two main factors in the very center of evolution: the evidence (fossils) or the mechanism by which it occurs (mutations) and that part of the body within which it must occur (DNA).
GEOLOGICAL TIME The earth is thought to have come into existence approximately 4,600 million years ago, but for nearly half this time, the Archean era, it was uninhabited. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long, ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 feet deep, and is 18 miles across
WHAT IS COAL? HOW DID IT COME INTO EXISTENCE? Enormous areas of the earth’s surface were covered with dense forests, which grew in lagoons and marshy regions. The whole land must have been very flat in those days, and little above the level of the sea, something similar to the everglades of Florida or to the great deltas of tropical rivers, in which locations wide expanses are occupied by sluggish rivers and lagoons of fresh water, where the mangrove grows along the shore and the bottom is covered with water-logged, decaying vegetation.
The climate of those times was warm, equable and moist and the atmosphere was probably rich in carbon dioxide. The growth of vegetation must have been rapid, and dark evergreen plants and ferns lent a somber aspect to the scenery. As yet there were no flowers, no birds, and none of the higher four-legged animals. How long ago this was, nobody knows with exactness. Some believe it was hundreds of thousands of years ago, others say millions.
Prolonged but very slow sinking was in progress, and when for years the vegetation had densely clothed the soil, it was carried down below the water and covered over with mud and sand. Then, by some upheaval or gradual silting up of the sea bottom, a land surface was once more formed; luxuriant vegetation again sprang up, in course of time decayed, sank and became overlaid with silt and sand as before.
The vegetable layers thus deposited, subject to the heat of the earth and of decomposition, and to the pressure of accumulating masses of stratified matter, were gradually mineralized into the brown or black rock which we now call coal.
Oil and Genesis
Currently, the acceleration due to gravity near the earth’s surface is 9.81 meters per second per second. If the earth’s surface were 30,000 feet closer to the center of the earth, the acceleration due to gravity would be reduced by almost 1% to 9.71 or 9.72 meters per second per second. This is important when you consider that the orbit of the moon would have to be significantly different. By significantly, I mean that if it weren’t different, it wouldn’t stay in orbit. That means that if the earth was that much smaller, then the moon would not have been in orbit. If it were, the orbit of the earth about the sun would have been different. If the orbit of the earth about the sun would have been different even by a slight amount, then the earth could not be millions of years old.
Incidentally, the effect of all these factors is part of the reason I believe the earth to be much younger than commonly believed. How do we explain the time it takes light to reach us from distant galaxies? I suggest that much of the universe may be older than the earth because of extreme time dilation early in the genesis of the universe. Special relativity reveals that while time in this universe may be linear, it’s rate of progression is relative to the
I’ve studied physics to a much greater extent than I’ve studied geology. I don’t know all the theories geologists have as to where the layers of geological strata come from.
Are they part of some natural churning of the earth’s crust? If so, then depth doesn’t matter as far as age and I suspect that strata would be radically different in different locations around the world. If this is the case, then I suspect this churning must be something more than the volcanic activity we have observed throughout human history. In this case, could such churning happen again to create very deep oil deposits?
If the strata, on the other hand, were deposited gradually over a long period of time from space dust, then we would expect to see occasionally unique layers that are relatively consistent throughout the world except from volcanic activity, tectonic warping, floods, astrological collisions and biological excavation and transformation. If this were to happen, then the changing mass of the earth would affect not only earth, but would increase the overall mass of the entire solar system which would have thrown us severely out of orbital regularity. Another obstacle to this is that if the strata were deposited by space dust, then the earth was likely nearly completely covered with water at one point unless the ocean floor has a similar thickness of space dust as on land. Even then, the fact that the earth would have had less surface area, there would be less holding area for water – unless water has been pouring from outer space as well.
If the strata is relatively uniform in the space dust model, but you realize the problems with the model, then the only solution is that the strata today was caused by a global churning-type event, whatever that may have been.
Here’s my point – we have less a clue of what our planet is than we realize.
The oil being found 30,000 feet underground did not get deposited when the earth had a diameter 60,000 feet less than it has today. Either the oil is not a biological byproduct, or something else is happening. Not knowing much about geology, I don’t know if this is possible, but it is something to ask. Before the widespread burning of oil, there were more forest fires and men burned more wood. Volcanic activity has spewed more carbon into the atmosphere than we have pumped from the ground. The oceans contain the biological resources for filtering the carbon from the air and at times are quite efficient at it. If carbon continues to go into the oceans, where does that carbon go? Sure, we fish some of the carbon out as seafood, but not enough to account for the carbon absorbed. Perhaps this carbon finds its way into the vast crevasses in the ocean floor and turns into oil deposits. It’s just a theory and I may be way off base. The oil has to be coming from somewhere.
At 30,000 feet down, where were the dinosaurs?
Many “Peak-Production” theorists appear today to be ready to abandon the “Fossil-Fuel” theory of oil’s origin, as long as they are yet able to argue that we are going to run out of hydrocarbon fuels in just a few years from now. Still, the common wisdom remains that natural gas, like oil, is a “fossil fuel.” For those who have any doubt that the “Fossil-Fuel” theory is the politically correct version of the origin of natural gas, the Energy Information Agency’s “Energy for Kids” page explains how millions of years ago the remains of plants and animals decayed into organic material that became trapped in rocks until pressure and heat changed some of this organic material into coal, oil and natural gas.
Even those who might stretch to argue that even if no dinosaurs ever died in sedimentary rock that today lies 30,000 feet [10 KM] below the surface, might still argue that those levels contain some type of biological debris that has transformed into natural gas. That argument, a stretch at 30,000 feet down, is almost impossible to make for basement structure bedrock. Japan’s Nagaoka and Niigata fields produce natural gas from bedrock that is volcanic in nature. What dinosaur debris could possibly be trapped in volcanic rock found at deep-earth levels?
Deep-earth natural gas strongly supports the theory that the origin of oil is abiotic, not organic in nature. Moreover, natural gas is being found abundantly at deep-earth levels around the world – so much so that the deep-earth discoveries of natural gas are increasing worldwide natural gas reserve estimates to the point where “Peak-Production” theories are being challenged as well. But that will have to be the subject of another column. Jerome R. Corsi


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